Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky

Jay B. Holberg

Sirius Of all the “fixed stars” in the night sky, Sirius is by far the brightest – its flashing brilliance makes it a striking feature of the northern winter sky. Over the centuries, many myths and legends grew up around the “Dog Star.” Some fell into obscurity, but many more have survived into modern times.

Sirius – Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky uniquely integrates the cultural history of Sirius with modern astrophysics. The book Sirius: Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky offers a fascinating and definitive look at the star known as Sirius, including recent observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. So journey with Jay Holberg as he takes us to Sirius, the star that is truly the brightest and most exquisite diamond in the night sky.

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Extent: 272 pages; 8 page colour section
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: February 2007
ISBN: 978-0-387-48941-4

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