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Philip's 2018 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

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Prose: non-fiction, Popular astronomy & space

Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2018 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2018 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.

Here are the key features of the new-look guide:
12 Month-by-month features, showing you what there is to see throughout the year.
A 2-page map of the night sky, showing the position of all the stars, planets and moon.
A daily calendar showing the phases of the moon and explaining all the most important events of the month.
Planet Watch: the best times to see planets each month (with sky maps of the most important monthly events).
Informative advice from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's expert authors, and superb photographs illustrating the night skies.
Brand new is the UK Dark Sky map, showing the best places in Britain to go stargazing, where the skies are least polluted with light.


The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.
Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.
Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pro's and con's of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both.

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