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  • 155 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 448 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.254 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.8/022/3
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: QB63 .M35 1995
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Astronomy--Amateurs' manuals
    • Southern sky (Astronomy)--Amateurs' manuals

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521554916 | ISBN-10: 0521554918)

  • Published October 1995

Unavailable - out of print July 2008


Many of the most spectacular astronomical objects are found in the southern skies. With this up-to-date, superbly illustrated handbook, both the amateur with binoculars and the expert with a telescope can make discoveries about new and interesting objects. Professor E. J. Hartung first produced his comprehensive and highly respected guide in 1968. Now the book has been greatly expanded and thoroughly revised, enhancing its character as an indispensable information source. With over 150 illustrations, new material is included on constellations and celestial coordinate systems as well as more modern descriptions of stars, nebulae and galaxies. The authors have included a new "southern Messier" list of objects. The authors' passion for their subject make this a unique and inspirational book. Many of the beautiful photographs were taken by David Malin, the world's leading astronomical photographer. The result will fascinate active and armchair astronomers alike.


Abbreviations; The Greek alphabet; Preface to the new edition; Acknowledgements; Preface to the original edition; A biographical note E. J. Hartung; References; 1. The stars as clock, calendar and compass; 2. Stars and starlight; 3. Clusters of stars; 4. Nebulae; 5. Galaxies; 6. Amateur observing; 7. Introduction to the table; 8. Table of telescopic objects; General references; Appendices; Index.


"...thoroughly revised and expanded. Nearly 200 objects are illustrated and much new material has been included about the constellations as well as a more modern description of the nebulae and galaxies. Many beautiful photographs in this second edition were taken by renowned astrophotographer David Malin. Recommended as a unique guide to the southern deep sky!" Jose Olivarez, The Strolling Astronomer

"Wow! Here is a book that will delight the eye and cause astronomical mouths to water...To all amateur astronomers and many professionals...I can assure you that you will find this book a joy to own...If you are planning a trip south of the equator or have already been there, you absolutely must have a copy of this stunningly beautiful new edition..." William Liller, Sky & Telescope

"No serious amateur astronomer in the southern hemisphere should be without Hartung's Astonomical Objects for Southern Telescopes...It's the second edition of this book--northern hemisphere astronomers should buy it and be envious." New Scientist

"Among many observing books on the current market, this volume deserves above-average attention becuase of its well-updated contents and easy style." W.D. Heintz, American Scientist

"Illustrated with lovely color pictures by Malin, it is a handsome book." T.T. Arny, Choice

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