300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe
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300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to the Universe

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"A handy and comprehensive reference to the 300 most interesting celestial objects."

This book provides a tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, with all the highlights and the very latest data about the universe.

Convenient data sidebars with each entry provide facts and figures on every object- including mass, magnitude, density, radius, rotation...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Firefly Books
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Don't try to sit and read this straight through. The text explaining what is known about various objects tends to duplicate itself, which is fine if you're just flipping through and looking at all the gorgeous pictures, many from Hubble, or if you dip into it from time to time to look up something in particular. Stunning images. I am in awe of how big and old the universe is, and how many stars it has in it. My favorites are the galaxies that are running/have run into each other.

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Feb 28, 2008 Kitty rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
I asked to renew this book but the librarian said no! So, I'll wait 'til they put it back on the shelf and take it out again to finish. This is a great book with lots of good pictures and info about 300 different objects in the sky visible by eye, telescope, or satellite. So much info, so little time!
Arapahoe Library District
This volume consists of both the expected planets, galaxies, and other natural objects and crewed and unmanned man-made crafts.
I liked this book, believe it or not. It gave a lot of information, but it wasn't boring at all.
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