Star-Hopping : Your Visa to Viewing the Universe

Star-Hopping : Your Visa to Viewing the Universe

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Table of Contents

        List of figures                            xii
List of tables xiv
List of photocredits xv
List of eyepiece impressions xix
Rob Toebe
Foreword xxi
Richard Berry
Preface xxiii
Acknowledgements xxv
How to use this book and what you are going 1 (32)
to see
How to use this book 1 (2)
What you are going to see 3 (1)
What are stars and what do we know about 3 (9)
them?
Spectral type 3 (3)
Surface temperature 6 (2)
Stellar magnitude 8 (1)
Photographic classification 8 (1)
Luminosity 9 (1)
Stellar evolution 10 (2)
Stellar death 12 (1)
Types of objects: from gas clouds to 12 (13)
superclusters of galaxies
Nebulae 12 (1)
Variable stars 13 (1)
Double stars 14 (1)
Planetary nebulae 15 (1)
Asterisms 15 (1)
Clusters 16 (1)
Galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and 17 (2)
superclusters
Star coordinate systems 19 (6)
Instruments 25 (8)
Telescopes 25 (4)
Binoculars 29 (1)
Magnification and power 30 (1)
Telescopes mounts 31 (2)
How the sky works, determining your field of 33 (27)
view, observing tips, and how to navigate in
the night sky
How the sky works 33 (8)
Star names and catalogues 38 (3)
Determining your field of view 41 (4)
Observing tips 45 (4)
How to navigate in the night sky 49 (11)
Star-hop Mizar to M51 49 (5)
Tips for observing variable stars, 54 (2)
planetary nebulae, and nebulae
Eyepiece filters 56 (4)
January. Taurus and Orion: The Bull and the 60 (18)
Hunter
Star-hop in Taurus 60 (9)
Star-hop in Orion 69 (9)
February. Canis Minor, Canis Major, and 78 (12)
Puppis: Dog days and the stern of Jason's Argo
Star-hop in Canis Minor 78 (3)
Star-hop in Canis Major and Puppis 81 (9)
March. Cancer, Leo, and Corvus: The Crab, the 90 (21)
King of Beasts, and the Crow
Star-hop in Cancer 90 (5)
Star-hop in Leo 95 (9)
Star-hop in Corvus 104 (7)
April. Ursa Major: A Dipper round tripper 111 (10)
Star-hop from Alkaid to M101 113 (2)
Star-hop around the bowl of the Big Dipper 115 (6)
May. Coma Berenices and Virgo: The sparkling 121 (19)
hair of Berenice and the Wheat Maiden with
her bushel of galaxies
Star-hop in Coma Berenices 122 (10)
Star-hop in Virgo 132 (8)
June. Libra and Lupus: The Balance Scales and 140 (10)
the Wolf
Star-hop in Libra and Lupus 141 (9)
July. Scorpius, Sagittarius, and Scutum: The 150 (24)
Scorpion, the Archer, and the Shield of John
Sobieski
Star-hop in Scorpius 150 (8)
Star-hop in Sagittarius 158 (8)
Star-hop in Scutum 166 (8)
August. Draco: Follow the trail of the Dragon 174 (11)
Star-hop in Draco 174 (11)
September. Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula, and 185 (19)
Sagitta: The Swan, the Lyre, the Fox, and the
Arrow
Star-hop in Cygnus 185 (10)
Star-hop in Lyra, Vulpecula, and Sagitta 195 (9)
October. Andromeda and Perseus: The Chained 204 (13)
Maiden and her rescuer
Star-hop in Andromeda 205 (5)
Star-hop in Perseus 210 (7)
November. Cassiopeia and Cepheus: The Queen 217 (14)
and her King of Joppa
Star-hop in Cepheus 217 (6)
Star-hop in Cassiopeia 223 (8)
December. Pisces, Triangulum, and Aries: Of 231 (12)
fishes, a triangle, and a ram
Star-hop in Pisces 231 (5)
Star-hop in Triangulum 236 (4)
Star-hop in Aries 240 (3)
Messier Marathon. A sundown to sunup hop 243 (26)
across the skies
A Messier Marathon 252 (16)
A few additional notes about taking a 268 (1)
Messier Marathon
Appendix A Classification tables 269 (9)
Appendix B The constellations 278 (3)
Appendix C The Greek alphabet 281 (1)
Appendix D Decimalization of the day 282 (1)
Glossary 283 (18)
Bibliography 301 (6)
Index of Arabic titles 307 (1)
Index of celestial objects 308 (14)
Index of mythological characters and place names 322 (2)
Index of names 324 (3)
General index 327