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In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories and up-to-date astrophysical information to enrich the observing experience. Featuring galaxies, clusters and nebulae not covered in other Deep-Sky Companions books, this is a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer.Read more
- A fresh, new list of 109 deep-sky gazing challenges not previously featured in the Deep-Sky Companions series
- Features many amazing objects, including the flattest galaxy known and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered
- Filled with beautiful photographs and sketches and O'Meara's original finder charts and directions to finding the objects
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'This text is a welcome addition to the library of any deep sky observer and a must for O'Meara fans. Recommended!' Astronomy NowSee more reviews
'… a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer.' Spaceflight
'Excellent.' BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521198769
- length: 498 pages
- dimensions: 261 x 183 x 29 mm
- weight: 1.2kg
- contains: 435 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. About this book
2. The secret deep
Appendix A. The secret deep: basic data
Appendix B. Twenty additional secret deep objects
Appendix C. Deep-sky lists: comparison table
Appendix D. Photo credits
The Secret Deep checklist.
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