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The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies

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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107189485

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  • Galaxies - the Milky Way's siblings - offer a surprising variety of forms and colours. Displaying symmetrical spiral arms, glowing red nebulae or diffuse halos, even the image of a galaxy can reveal much about its construction. All galaxies consist of gas, dust and stars, but the effects of gravity, dark matter and the interaction of star formation and stellar explosions all influence their appearances. This volume showcases more than 250 of the most beautiful galaxies within an amateur's reach and uses them to explain current astrophysical research. It features fantastic photographs, unique insights into our knowledge, tips on astrophotography and essential facts and figures based on the latest science. From the Andromeda Galaxy to galaxy clusters and gravitational lenses, the nature of galaxies is revealed through these stunning amateur photographs. This well illustrated reference atlas deserves a place on the bookshelves of astronomical imagers, observers and armchair enthusiasts.

    • Features some of the best amateur photographs of galaxies, providing a visual tour of the universe
    • Unique insights into our current knowledge lead to an understanding of the varieties of galaxies
    • Tips on astrophotography from two experts allow comparison with the reader's own images or provide inspiration for future observing and imaging targets
    • Provides essential facts, figures and data based on current science
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107189485
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 285 x 238 x 20 mm
    • weight: 1.36kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Spiral galaxies
    2. Barred spiral galaxies
    3. Elliptical galaxies
    4. Irregular galaxies
    5. Dwarf galaxies
    6. Ring galaxies
    7. Galaxy groups and galaxy clusters
    8. Active galaxies, quasars and gravitational lenses

  • Authors

    Michael König
    Michael König has a doctorate in astrophysics and studied galaxies professionally for many years. As an amateur astronomer he photographs galaxies from his own observatory, which are displayed on

    Stefan Binnewies
    Stefan Binnewies has more than thirty years of experience as an astrophotographer; his images are published in magazines and books all over the world, and on his website at


    Phillip Helbig
    Phillip Helbig worked in cosmology and gravitational lensing at Hamburg and Jodrell Bank Observatories and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute. Although no longer employed in academia, he regularly attends conferences and writes book reviews for The Observatory, as well as the occasional journal paper.

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