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Author Heifetz, Milton D., 1921-
Title A walk through the southern sky : a guide to stars, constellations and their legends / Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion.
Imprint Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition Third edition.

Subject Southern sky (Astronomy) -- Observers' manuals.
Astronomy -- Southern Hemisphere -- Observers' manuals.
Constellations -- Observers' manuals.
Stars -- Mythology -- Southern Hemisphere.
Alt Name Tirion, Wil.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 117 pages) : illustrations maps
Edition Third edition.
Note Previously published: 2007.
Summary A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky.
Contents A Walk through the Southern Sky -- Title -- INTRODUCTION -- PART 1. : MEASURING DISTANCES IN THE SKY -- Map of the Moon -- Significant Luna missions -- Significant Apollo missions -- DISTANCES TO THE STARS -- THREE-DIMENSIONAL AWARENESS -- THE BRIGHTNESS OF STARS -- THE MILKY WAY -- LIFE IN THE HEAVENS -- INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF THE ATLAS -- SPRING STARS -- SUMMER STARS -- AUTUMN STARS -- WINTER STARS -- PART 2. : A WALF THROUGH THE HEAVENS -- A WALK THROUGH THE SOUTHERN SKY -- THE SOUTHERN CROSS (CRUX) (FIGURE 9) -- PATHWAYS FROM CRUX -- To locate Musca (Figure 11).
PATHWAYS FROM GRUSTo locate Tucana (Figures 17 and 18) -- To locate Indus (Figure 17) -- To locate Capricornus -- THE DIPHDA-FOMALHAUT-ACHENAR-PEACOCK TRIANGLES -- To locate Ankaa in the constellation of Phoenix (Figure 19) -- THE GRUS-SAGITTARIUS-SCORPIUS-LUPUS RELATIONSHIP (FIGURE 20) -- To locate Microscopium -- To locate Telescopium -- To locate Norma -- THE CANIS MAJOR-PUPPIS-CARINA (CANOPUS) RELATIONSHIP -- To locate Puppis (Figure 21) -- THE RIVER ERIDANUS (FIGURE 22) -- GUIDES TO THE SOUTH CELESTIAL POLE (SCP) (FIGURE 23) -- THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS -- STARTING FROM ORION (FIGURE 24) -- PATHWAYS FROM ORION.
To locate CorvusTo locate Carina (Figure 12) -- To locate Achernar of Eridanus -- THE CENTAURUS-CRUX-VELA RELATIONSHIP -- THE TRUE AND FALSE SOUTHERN CROSSES -- To locate Vela and the False Southern Cross (Figure 13) -- THE ACRUX-CANOPUS-ACHERNAR TRIANGLE (FIGURE 14) -- THE CENTAURUS-LUPUS-ARA-LIBRA-SCORPIUS RELATIONSHIP (FIGURE 15) -- PATHWAYS FROM CENTAURUS -- To Lupus -- To locate Libra -- To Ara -- To Circinus and Triangulum Australe -- THE SAGITTARIUS-CENTAURUS-HYDRUS-PAVO RELATIONSHIP (FIGURE 16) -- To locate Peacock in Pavo -- THE ARCHERNAR-FOMALHAUT-PEACOCK TRIANGLE -- To locate Grus (Figure 17).
To locate Sirius in Canis Major (Figure 25)To locate Procyon in Canis Minor -- To locate Taurus and its star clusters the Hyades and the Pleiades -- To locate Achernar and Canopus -- To locate Gemini (Figure 26) -- To locate Auriga -- To locate Lepus, Columba and Cetus (Figure 27) -- To locate Cetus -- ORION'S ENCIRCLEMENT (FIGURE 28) -- TO LOCATE ARCTURUS IN BOOTES (FIGURE 29) -- TO LOCATE COR CAROLI IN CANES VENATICI -- TO LOCATE CORONA BOREALIS -- TO LOCATE SPICA IN VIRGO (FIGURE 30) -- TO LOCATE CORVUS -- TO LOCATE HYDRA, THE WATER SNAKE -- TO LOCATE LEO (FIGURE 31) -- TO LOCATE CANCE (FIGURE 32).
TO LOCATE VEGA IN LYRA (FIGURE 33)TO LOCATE THE NORTHERN CROSS (CYGNUS) (FIGURE 34) -- TO LOCATE PEGASUS (FIGURES 35 AND 36) -- TO LOCATE ALTAIR IN AQUILA -- TO LOCATE HAMAL IN ARIES, DIPHDA IN CETUS AND FOMALHAUT IN PISCIS AUSTRINUS (FIGURE 36) -- To locate Aries -- To locate Fomalhaut in Piscis Austrinus -- To locate Diphda in Cetus -- TO LOCATE PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA (FIGURE 37) -- TO LOCATE HERCULES FIGURE 38) -- TO LOCATE OPHIUCHUS (FIGURE 40) -- TO LOCATE SERPENS -- TO LOCATE ANTARES IN SCORPIUS -- TO LOCATE SAGITTARIUS -- GENERAL SUMMARY OF PATHWAYS -- PART 3. : LEGENDS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS -- LEGEND OF ANDROMEDA.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139526593 (electronic bk.)
1139526596 (electronic bk.)
9781139344531 (electronic bk.)
1139344536 (electronic bk.)
9781283574846 (MyiLibrary)
1283574845 (MyiLibrary)
9781107698987
1107698987
OCLC # 808367007
Additional Format Print version: Heifetz, Milton D., 1921- Walk through the southern sky. 3rd ed. Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107698987 (OCoLC)802295980