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Cover illustration: The Great Nebula in Orion, and lunar eclipse (inset); courtesy of David Hanon, Ringgold, GA.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Moore, Patrick

The amateur astronomer.-12th ed.

1. Astronomy-Popular works 2. Astronomy-Observers'


I. Title

ISBN 1852338784

Library of Congress Control Number: 2005927091

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ISBN 10: 1-85233-878-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-85233-878-7 Springer Science+Business Media

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006

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The publisher makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy of the information contained in this book and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. Observing the Sun, along with a few other aspects of astronomy, can be dangerous. Neither the publisher nor the author accept any legal responsibility or liability for personal loss or injury caused, or alleged to have been caused, by any information or recommendation contained in this book.

Typeset by EXPO Holdings, Malaysia Printed in Singapore

58/3830-543210 Printed on acid-free paper SPIN 10987469

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