Stargazing with the Naked Eye
By Robert Harvery (Author)
Can you spot the Big Dipper in the night sky? Or Orion’s Belt? Or Cassiopeia? Even in cities, and without the aid of a telescope, these are a few of the easier constellations to find. In fact, a great deal can be seen in the night sky with the naked eye – if you know what you’re looking for. Night Sky presents gorgeous color photographs of these stunning nocturnal vistas. From the majesty of the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) as seen from Norway or Canada, and the Southern Lights (Aurora australis) as seen from Australia, to seeing the clarity of the Milky Way over an Italian forest, from witnessing a lunar eclipse in Indonesia to charting the course of the International Space Station across the Indian night, and from seeing a Geminid meteor shower in New Mexico to recognizing the Great Bear (Ursa Major) constellation over New England, the book is a feast of nocturnal delights. Where necessary, additional inset photographs indicate the formation of a constellation. Presented in a handy, pocket-sized landscape format, this is the perfect guide to take out at night when you’re stargazing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Robert Harvey has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, is a Chartered Natural Scientist, and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He chases elusive astronomical phenomena around the world and leads landscape astrophotography tours and courses in Britain and overseas. He is author of Deep Space and the founder of Natural World Photography, based in Wiltshire, UK.