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Pattern Asterisms

A New Way to Chart the Stars

Pattern Asterisms by John Chiravalle
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Since the very beginning of astronomy, people have looked up sky and constructed patterns - the constellations - out of the almost random scattering of stars in the night sky. The fact that the constellations are still used today reflects not their historical origins, but their usefulness in identifying bright stars in the rotating dome of the sky. Most people (and all astronomers) are familiar with, for example, the constellation of Orion and can thus easily point to Betelguese and Bellatrix as being Orion's "shoulders". It is the pattern made by the constellation that makes them easy to identify. Suitable for observers using binoculars and medium size telescopes, this catalog includes star pictures, dot-to-dot outlines of the objects (on a negative photograph for clarity ), and an artistic image next to the star patterns. Size, stellar magnitudes, and coordinates are provided, along with north direction, star-hopping instructions and "Sky Atlas 2000" references. The imaginative observer will surely begin to develop a new insight into star patterns, and will start seeing patterns of his own, under this catalog's influence!
Springer; April 2007
167 pages; ISBN 9781846284762
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Title: Pattern Asterisms
Author: John Chiravalle
 
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