The knowledge e-book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers in any respect degrees of expertise, from novices to skilled observers. choked with facts concerning the Earth, Moon, the planets, the celebrities, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep house, it additionally finds the newest clinical discoveries approximately black holes, quasars, and the origins of the Universe.
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The maps are supported via special tables of the names, positions, magnitudes, and spectra of the most stars in each one constellation, in addition to key information on galaxies, nebulae, and clusters. there's a worthwhile catalogue of the world's nice telescopes and observatories, a historical past of astronomy and of house examine, and biographies of 250 astronomers who've been so much influential in constructing the present knowing of the topic.
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