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A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2021.
Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa.
NZ$25.00 + delivery.
Meet the night sky, down under
Aotearoa New Zealand was founded on stargazing. It was celestial navigation that brought the first people here, and it was tatai arorangi, Maori astronomy, that helped people survive once they arrived. There is no better place on Earth to view the brilliance of other worlds.
Covering eclipses, aurorae, comets and constellations, backyard observatories, traditional stargazers and world-class astrophotographers, this is the unique story of Te Whanau Marama, our family of light - the night sky that glows above us all.
NZ$65.00 + delivery.
This beautifully presented fold out chart, which glows in the Dark, locates star patterns forJune 7pm (as per image on the right) and December 10pm. The reverse side has a legend of the Greek constellations and their meanings. A fabulous little guide for any night excursion away from the city lights!
NZ$14.00 + delivery.
NZ$15.00 + delivery.
ATLAS OF SOUTHERN NIGHT SKY
by Steve Massey. Softcover, 1.23kgs, 215mm x 280mm . Fourth Edition. Published 2016. 302 pages.
If you ever needed a book to help you explore the wonderful night skies from down under, be it Australia, South America, South Africa or New Zealand, this is it. With hundreds of full colour star charts and maps of the Moon and planets of our Solar System, this book will ensure you get the most out of a pair of binoculars or a small telescope from suburban and dark country sky locations. Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky, including the stars, galaxies, nebulae, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets and planets from the back yard, this book is your essential guide and reference to the celestial wonders of the Southern Night Sky. Information on common telescope designs and tips for observing the night sky.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
This book turns the 2102-D Star Finder into a hand-held planetarium, which will become your most important tool for star ID and for planning star and planet sights.
Includes many unique practical tables not found elsewhere, such as how to tell the best use of the moon from its age, how to compare brightness of stars and planets in an easy way, which stars are reddish, and more.
Also, a general discussion of choosing and optimizing star-planet sights and how to optimize sun-moon fixes during the day, along with general tips on practical celestial navigation. Plus how to use the Star Finder as a solar compass if your magnetic compass should fail...
Extensive realistic examples worked out in full numerical detail. This is definitely a specialized book. But it will certainly tell you all you ever wanted to know about the Star Finder — and probably more!
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
NZ$55.00 + Delivery