McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Astronomy
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All include: * Pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more * A convenient, quick-find format. Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline
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"McGRAW-HILL COULD DO A LOT BETTER!" according to Teresa M. Vasko. If you need to know how to pronounce "telescope", its here. But no definiton. And no entry for Maksutov or any other type of telescope. Many satellites and asteroids are here, but very few star names. I guess they are too hard to pronounce. All the constellations appear to be here but not the possessive forms which can be tricky to pronounce. Solar activity, solar day, solar max, solar month, solar sa
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