By John E. Westfall
This outstanding Atlas is predicated on excessive solution CCD photos of the terminator zone of the Moon below forty seven diversified illuminations. each one photo is displayed throughout or 3 pages, permitting readers to determine beneficial properties as small as 1-2 kilometers. for every illumination, accompanying textual content describes the foremost good points proven in every one view, in addition to larger-scale photos of chosen components, listed with their positions and dimensions. textual content chapters describe and illustrate the lunar remark concepts and the landform forms. looking at information are awarded via 2009. skilled observers will locate the Atlas a useful making plans software, whereas newbies will achieve an realizing of lunar geography and geology. No different atlas exhibits the Moon below the sort of number of looking at stipulations.
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In addition to the 88 official constellations, the sky contains a number of less formally defined groupings called asterisms. The Big Dipper, for example, is an asterism you probably recognize that is part of the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear). Another asterism is the Great Square of Pegasus (Figure 2-1b) that includes three stars from Pegasus and the previously mentioned star Alpheratz, now considered to be part of Andromeda only. Although constellations and asterisms are named as if they were real groupings, most are made up of stars that are not physically associated with one another.
The signs of the zodiac are no longer important in astronomy. You can look for the planets along the ecliptic appearing like bright stars. Mars looks quite orange in color. Because Venus and Mercury orbit inside Earth’s orbit, they never get far from the sun and are visible in the west after sunset or in the east before sunrise (■ Figure 2-7). Venus can be very bright, but Mercury is difficult to see near the horizon. By tradition, any planet in the sunset sky is called an evening star, and any planet in the dawn sky is called a morning star.
Daniel Good) cars turn on their headlights, and birds go to roost. The sky usually becomes so dark you can even see the brighter stars. The darkness lasts only a few minutes because the umbra is never more than 270 km (170 miles) in diameter on the surface of or not. Solar eclipses can be misleading, tempting you to look at the sun in spite of its brilliance and thus risking your eyesight. During the few minutes of totality the brilliant disk of the sun is hidden, and it is safe to look at the eclipse, but the partial eclipse phases and annular eclipses can be dangerous.