2018 Guide to the Night Sky

2018 Guide to the Night Sky Author Storm Dunlop
ISBN-10 0008249474
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 96
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Best-selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2018. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon. Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world between 40�N and 60�N, covering most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Content includes: * Advice on where to start looking. * Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see. * Positions of the moon and visible planets. * Details of objects and events you might see in 2018.



Philip s Month By Month Stargazing 2017

Philip s Month By Month Stargazing 2017 Author Heather Couper
ISBN-10 9781849074421
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 64
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Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2017 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The authors have also included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research. The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia. Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2017. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.



GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review Book Online

GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review  Book   Online Author GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
ISBN-10 9781119402367
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 360
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A supplement to the Official Guide with 300 additional verbal questions The GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review provides additional practical preparation focused on the verbal portion of the exam. Written by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this guide contains 300 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 45 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format Comprehensive grammar review Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study Access to the same questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don’t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review using real questions from actual past exams.



The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky

The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky Author Dr. Jason Lisle
ISBN-10 9780890516416
Release 2012
Pages 240
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Night Sky

Night Sky Author Jonathan Poppele
ISBN-10 9781591936145
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 320
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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.



The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 Edition Book Bonus Online Content

The Official ACT Prep Guide  2018 Edition  Book   Bonus Online Content Author ACT
ISBN-10 9781119398844
Release 2017-06-09
Pages 720
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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more. This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test Offers bonus online contest to help boost college readiness Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.



The Monthly Sky Guide

The Monthly Sky Guide Author Ian Ridpath
ISBN-10 0521684358
Release 2006-11-13
Pages 64
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Offers a month-by-month guide to the stars and constellations, discusses the history and nature of stars, and describes meteor showers and the positions of the planets.



NightWatch

NightWatch Author Terence Dickinson
ISBN-10 9781552093023
Release 1998
Pages 176
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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets



I SPY in the Night Sky

I SPY in the Night Sky Author i-SPY
ISBN-10 0008182817
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 64
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Packed with interesting information about the planets and stars, this book is host to a range of vibrant images of astronomical features. With top tips on how to spot everything from constellations to auroras, it wonâe(tm)t be long before they have enough points to claim an i-SPY In the Night Sky certificate. From stars and comets to eclipses and satellites, this book is full of tips and tricks for gazing at the night sky. Learn about astronomy so that youâe(tm)ll be prepared to spot a variety of exciting features whenever youâe(tm)re outside after dark! âe¢ spy it âe" up to 200 fun things to spot around you âe¢ spot it âe" tick it off when you see it âe¢ score it âe" score points for each spot and send off for your official i-SPY certificate Children will love using this fun and fascinating i-SPY book!



The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion

The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion Author Dominic Ford
ISBN-10 9781493906291
Release 2014-05-14
Pages 240
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To the naked eye, the most evident defining feature of the planets is their motion across the night sky. It was this motion that allowed ancient civilizations to single them out as different from fixed stars. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” takes each planet and its moons (if it has them) in turn and describes how the geometry of the Solar System gives rise to its observed motions. Although the motions of the planets may be described as simple elliptical orbits around the Sun, we have to observe them from a particular vantage point: the Earth, which spins daily on its axis and circles around the Sun each year. The motions of the planets as observed relative to this spinning observatory take on more complicated patterns. Periodically, objects become prominent in the night sky for a few weeks or months, while at other times they pass too close to the Sun to be observed. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” provides accurate tables of the best time for observing each planet, together with other notable events in their orbits, helping amateur astronomers plan when and what to observe. Uniquely each of the chapters includes extensive explanatory text, relating the events listed to the physical geometry of the Solar System. Along the way, many questions are answered: Why does Mars take over two years between apparitions (the times when it is visible from Earth) in the night sky, while Uranus and Neptune take almost exactly a year? Why do planets appear higher in the night sky when they’re visible in the winter months? Why do Saturn’s rings appear to open and close every 15 years? This book places seemingly disparate astronomical events into an understandable three-dimensional structure, enabling an appreciation that, for example, very good apparitions of Mars come around roughly every 15 years and that those in 2018 and 2035 will be nearly as good as that seen in 2003. Events are listed for the time period 2010-2030 and in the case of rarer events (such as eclipses and apparitions of Mars) even longer time periods are covered. A short closing chapter describes the seasonal appearance of deep sky objects, which follow an annual cycle as a result of Earth’s orbital motion around the Sun.



50 Must See Wonders of the Night Sky

50 Must See Wonders of the Night Sky Author Bob King
ISBN-10 1624144926
Release 2018-04-24
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50 Must See Wonders of the Night Sky has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 50 Must See Wonders of the Night Sky also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 50 Must See Wonders of the Night Sky book for free.



How to Photograph Process Nightscapes and Time Lapses

How to Photograph   Process Nightscapes and Time Lapses Author Alan Dyer
ISBN-10 9780993958908
Release 2014-11-22
Pages 500
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The book describes — How to shoot and process still image “nightscapes” – images of landscapes taken at night by the light of the Moon or stars … and … How to shoot and assemble time-lapse movies of the stars and Milky Way turning above Earthly scenes, all using DSLR cameras. The 400-page multi-touch book includes — 50 embedded HD videos (no internet connection required) demonstrating time-lapse techniques. 60 multi-page tutorials with step-by-step instructions of how to use software: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse, Advanced Stacker Actions, StarStaX, Panolapse, Sequence, GBTimelapse, and more. Numerous Photo 101 sections explaining the basic concepts of photography and video production (f-stops, ISOs, file types, aspect ratios, frame rates, compression, etc.). Numerous Astronomy 101 sections explaining the basics of how the sky works (how the sky moves, where the Moon can be found, when the Milky Way can be seen, when and where to see auroras). Reviews of gear – I don’t just mention that specialized gear exists, I illustrate in detail how to use popular units such as the Time-Lapse+, Michron, and TriggerTrap intervalometers, and the All-View mount, Radian, Mindarin Astro, eMotimo, and Dynamic Perception motion-control units, with comments on what’s good – and not so good – to use. You’ll learn — What are the best cameras and lenses to buy (cropped vs. full-frame, Canon vs. Nikon, manual vs. automatic lenses, zooms vs. primes). How to set your cameras and lenses for maximum detail and minimum noise (following the mantra of “exposing to the right” and using dark frames). How to shoot auroras, conjunctions, satellites, comets, and meteor showers. How to shoot nightscapes lit only by moonlit, and how to determine where the Moon will be to plan a shoot. How to shoot & stitch panoramas of the night sky and Milky Way, using Photoshop and PTGui software. How to shoot tracked long exposures of the Milky Way using camera trackers such as the iOptron Star Tracker and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer. How to develop Raw files, the essential first step to great images and movies. How to process nightscape stills using techniques such as compositing multiple exposures, masking ground and sky, and using non-destructive adjustment layers and smart filters. How to shoot and stack star trail images made of hundreds of frames. How to assemble time-lapse movies from those same hundreds of frames. How to plan a time-lapse shoot and calculate the best balance of exposure time vs. frame count vs. length of shoot, and recommended apps to use. How to process hundreds of frames using Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop, and Lightroom. How to shoot and process advanced “Holy Grail” time-lapse transitions from day to night. How to shoot motion-control sequences using specialized dolly and pan/tilt devices. How to use time-lapse processing tools such as LRTimelapse, Panolapse, Sequence, and Advanced Stacker Actions. What can go wrong and how best to avoid problems in the field.



Visual Astronomy

Visual Astronomy Author Panos Photinos
ISBN-10 9781627056816
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 115
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Visual Astronomy introduces the basics of observational astronomy, a fundamentally limitless opportunity to learn about the universe with your unaided eyes or with tools such as binoculars, telescopes, or cameras. The book explains the essentials of time a



An Amateur s Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens

An Amateur s Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens Author Ian Morison
ISBN-10 9781139917360
Release 2014-05-26
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An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur astronomers. Written by an experienced astronomer and educator, the book is a one-stop reference providing extensive information and advice about observing and imaging equipment, with detailed examples showing how best to use them. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about every type of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, two chapters offer advice on making visual observations of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. All types of modern astronomical imaging are covered, with step-by-step details given on the use of DSLRs and web-cams for solar, lunar and planetary imaging and the use of DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging.



Evergreen A Guide to Writing with Readings

Evergreen  A Guide to Writing with Readings Author Susan Fawcett
ISBN-10 9781337515450
Release 2016-10-05
Pages 656
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With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format -- a guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. The Eleventh Edition includes a new chapter focused on active reading strategies; more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements; updated information about research and citing sources; and nine new high-interest readings in a variety of modes, with new post-reading questions and assignments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Alice Springs to Uluru Ayers Rock Driving Guide

Alice Springs to Uluru Ayers Rock Driving Guide Author Amanda Markham
ISBN-10 9781537885780
Release 2017-06-03
Pages 89
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The only Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru travel guide you’ll need! A complete driving guide to one of outback Australia’s most iconic road trips through Australia’s spectacular Red Center. For less than the price of a cup of coffee! Over 110 pages of information, maps, photos, sightseeing and trip planning advice, written by outback locals with over 20 years of experience living and working Australia’s Red Center. -TWO complete, detailed driving itineraries (not just what’s on the web) -Four original local/expert sightseeing itineraries of 5-10 days not published elsewhere -Uluru to Alice Springs itinerary plus extended side trips and options -Detailed sightseeing, accommodation, trip planning and preparation advice -Our detailed beginner’s guide to vehicle preparation and packing guides, based on more than 20 years of living and working in Outback Australia Written by the people behind the number one travel website for the Australian outback, Travel Outback Australia, this guide will show you everything you need to know to plan your Ayers Rock- Alice Springs outback trip of a lifetime.



The Telescopic Tourist s Guide to the Moon

The Telescopic Tourist s Guide to the Moon Author Andrew May
ISBN-10 9783319607412
Release 2017-08-19
Pages 250
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Whether you’re interested in visiting Apollo landing sites or the locations of classic sci-fi movies, this is the tourist guide for you! This tourist guide has a twist – it is a guide to a whole different world, which you can visit from the comfort of your backyard with the aid of nothing more sophisticated than an inexpensive telescope. It tells you the best times to view the Moon, the most exciting sights to look out for, and the best equipment to use, allowing you to snap stunning photographs as well as view the sights with your own eyes. Have you ever been inspired by stunning images from the Hubble telescope, or the magic of sci-fi special effects, only to look through a small backyard telescope at the disappointing white dot of a planet or faint blur of a galaxy? Yet the Moon is different. Seen through even a relatively cheap 'scope, it springs into life like a real place, with mountains and valleys and rugged craters. With a bit of imagination, you can even picture yourself as a sightseeing visitor there – which in a sense you are.