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Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects

Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects


  • Date Published: September 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521625562

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  • • A detailed and comprehensive guide to observing the deep sky • All descriptions meticulously researched and checked for this book • Information and descriptions for more than 2000 galaxies, nebulae and star clusters • Suitable for use with small telescopes • Helpful charts and advice on how to observe • Comprehensive catalogue included • Essential reference for telescope users and astrophotographers This is the most detailed guide to observing galaxies, clusters and nebulae available in a single volume. The objects included range from those visible in binoculars to faint galaxies requiring a 30 cm telescope. For most objects descriptions are given for a range of telescope apertures; the catalogue contains data not available elsewhere.

    • The standard work on deep-sky objects now in paperback
    • The product of personal research, not an 'assembly job' from other published source material
    • Essential reference for amateurs wanting to observe beyond the Messier Catalogue (Northern Hemisphere only)
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    'In my opinion, this is an indispensable guide for experienced observers and highly recommended.' Astronomy & Space

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521625562
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of charts, tables and figures
    Part I. Amateur Observing: Telescopes
    Finderscopes and finding
    Star atlases
    Looking through the telescope
    Lighting and the recording of notes
    Observing locations
    Instruments used in the survey of deep-sky objects
    Observing sites for the survey
    Part II. Deep-Sky Data Sources: Galaxies
    Open clusters
    Globular clusters
    Planetary nebulae
    Galactic nebulae
    Double stars
    Part III. Observations: Notes on references for deep-sky observers
    Appendix of double stars.

  • Authors

    Christian B. Luginbuhl, United States Naval Observatory

    Brian A. Skiff, Lowell Observatory, Arizona

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