A beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction to stargazing will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky. Using easy-to-find stars, all of which are visible without any specialized equipment, the author introduces the beginner to each season's major constellations.
"The Philip's Pocket Star Atlas" is a highly practical atlas in a compact format for use out of doors. It contains a series of maps showing the entire night sky, as well as a mass of useful astronomical data.
A revised and redesigned edition of this popular guide to the night sky. Using prominent patterns, such as the Plough and Orion, Sir Patrick Moore teaches the reader to 'star-hop' from constellation to constellation, thus learning to navigate the night sky.
Philip's Moon Map is a large-format folded map of the near side of the Moon. It has been specially drawn for Philip's by Dr John Murray, a research lecturer at the Open University, who is an expert on the lunar surface.
Philip's Dark Skies Map shows the visibility of stars from any location in Britain and Ireland. Stargazing can be frustrating where visibility is affected by street lights and other light pollution - use this map to find your nearest dark site or to avoid areas where light pollution will reduce your chances of seeing faint galaxies and other deep-sky objects.
An in-depth guide for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration, the properties of the Moon