The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide

by IanRidpath (Author), WilTirion (Author)


Now in full colour throughout, the sixth edition of Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion's famous guide to the night sky is fully revised and updated for planet positions and forthcoming eclipses up to the end of the year 2007. With one chapter for each month of the year, this easy-to-use handbook is an ideal first guide to the sky. It will help the reader to identify constellations, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and metor showers, to plot the movement of planets, or to witness solar and lunar eclipses. Most of the features discussed are visible to the naked eye and all can be seen with a small telescope or binoculars. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Edition: 5
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 05 Aug 1999

ISBN 10: 0521667712
ISBN 13: 9780521667715

Media Reviews
From reviews of previous editions: 'Wil Tirion's sky charts are justly famous. With Ian Ridpath's words, the combination is hard to beat.' Popular Astronomy
'For those who want to learn about the constellations and bright stars this book is all that they'll need.' Astronomy Now
'... charts big and detailed enough to be used easily'. Sky Publishing Corporation
'What adds greatly to the value of the Guide is the obvious enthusiasm of the authors and their ability to convey it.' Journal of the British Astronomical Society
'I have not seen a better first guide to amateur astronomy.' Malcolm Gough, The Observatory
'The fifth edition of this popular guide to the night sky updated with data for up to the year 2004. An easy to use monthly guide of the night sky for binocular and small telescope users, it shows the movement of planets and contains data on solar and lunar eclipses. For beginners of all ages.' Astronomy Now
'It is an excellent practical introduction to finding one's way around the sky; ... I can recommend this book very strongly.' Robert Connon Smith, The Observatory