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Deep Sky Companions The Caldwell Objects

Deep Sky Companions  The Caldwell Objects Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781316033531
Release 2016-09-26
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The Caldwell Catalogue, compiled by the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923–2012), has delighted amateur astronomers worldwide since its publication in 1995. Twenty years on, Stephen James O'Meara revisits his guide to these 109 deep-sky delights, breathing new life into them and the 20 additional observing targets included as an appendix. This second edition retains O'Meara's detailed visual descriptions and sketches, accompanied by stunning new images taken by amateur photographer Mario Motta and observations by Magda Streicher. The astrophysical descriptions have been updated to account for the many advances in our understanding of the objects, not least due to an armada of space-borne observatories and the new technologies used in large ground-based telescopes. Ideal for observers who have completed the Messier objects and are looking for their next challenge, Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects is a fitting tribute from a renowned visual observer to one of astronomy's most famous personalities.

Deep Sky Companions The Messier Objects

Deep Sky Companions  The Messier Objects Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781107785861
Release 2014-04-07
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The bright galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae catalogued in the late 1700s by the famous comet hunter Charles Messier are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the sky. The second edition of Stephen James O'Meara's acclaimed observing guide to the Messier Objects features improved star charts for helping you find the objects, a much more robust telling of the history behind their discovery - including a glimpse into Messier's fascinating life - and updated astrophysical facts to put it all into context. These additions, along with new photos taken with the most advanced amateur telescopes, bring O'Meara's first edition more than a decade into the twenty-first century. Expand your universe and test your viewing skills with this truly modern Messier guide. It is a must for all budding night watchers.

Deep Sky Companions Hidden Treasures

Deep Sky Companions  Hidden Treasures Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781139463737
Release 2007-04-12
Pages 584
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Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

Atlas of the Messier Objects

Atlas of the Messier Objects Author Ronald Stoyan
ISBN-10 9781139473118
Release 2008-10-27
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The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object given include a thoroughly-researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and clear observational descriptions from naked eye through to large telescopes. In addition, this atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, inverted and labelled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is the most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without!

Deep Sky Companions Southern Gems

Deep Sky Companions  Southern Gems Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781107015012
Release 2013-04-08
Pages 450
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This text presents 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers, each accompanied by beautiful images, finder charts and lucid commentary.

Stephen James O Meara s Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars

Stephen James O Meara s Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9780521721707
Release 2008-10-09
Pages 149
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Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. Filled with interesting anecdotes about the stars and constellations and their intriguing histories, this book is both a useful guide for amateur astronomers, and a great first-time reference for those just starting out. After describing a constellation's mythology, readers are guided in locating and identifying its brightest stars in the sky, as well as any other bright targets of interest - colourful stars, double or multiple stars, star clusters and asterisms, nebulae, galaxies, variable stars, and more. This book will help beginning stargazers become familiar with the stars and constellations visible from their backyards, and explore the brightest and best stars, nebulae, and clusters visible through inexpensive, handheld binoculars.

Are You Afraid Yet

Are You Afraid Yet Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781554532940
Release 2009
Pages 78
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Are You Afraid Yet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Are You Afraid Yet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Are You Afraid Yet book for free.

Observing the Caldwell Objects

Observing the Caldwell Objects Author David Ratledge
ISBN-10 9781447103691
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 245
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The objects listed in the Caldwell Catalogue supplement Messiers famous catalogue of 110 non-stellar objects, and include some of the most fascinating objects for amateur astronomers. This comprehensive guide has been produced specially for observers, with each object conveniently shown on a double-page spread. There is a photographic image of every object and full technical data including position and NGC number. It also includes a finder map showing TelradTM circles, a star-hopping guide, a visual description of each object as seen through amateur telescopes, and a physical description of the object itself. Finally, there is a fold-out map showing the location of all the Caldwell objects in the sky. A practical and essential guide.

A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure

A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure Author Ron H. Vernon
ISBN-10 9781139453455
Release 2004-10-07
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Rock microstructures provide clues for the interpretation of rock history. A good understanding of the physical or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is essential for making the most of more detailed chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the basic processes responsible for the wide variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, using high-quality colour illustrations. He discusses potential complications of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing on the latest techniques and approaches. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are referred to where appropriate. The comprehensive list of relevant references will be useful for advanced students wishing to delve more deeply into problems of rock microstructure. Senior undergraduate and graduate students of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology will find this book essential reading, and it will also be of interest to students of materials science.

Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky

Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky Author Roger N. Clark
ISBN-10 0521361559
Release 1990
Pages 355
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Atlas over de vigtigste galakser og nebuloser, som kan ses i teleskop af amatørastronomer

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects Author Mark Bratton
ISBN-10 9780521768924
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 584
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Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges.

The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon

The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon Author Don Machholz
ISBN-10 0521803861
Release 2002-10-10
Pages 157
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Offers advice, illustrations, and celestial maps to aid astronomers seeking to complete the "Messier marathon," a tradition which attempts to locate, in one night, the 110 galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the French astronomer some two hundred years ago.

The History of the Telescope

The History of the Telescope Author Henry C. King
ISBN-10 0486432653
Release 1955
Pages 456
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This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments. A model of unsurpassed, comprehensive scholarship, this volume covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy. 196 black-and-white illustrations.

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky Author Chet Raymo
ISBN-10 0802719163
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 208
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On one level, An Intimate Look at the Night Sky is a unique star guide: twenty-four beautiful star maps, created specifically for this book, cycle through the seasons and across the heavens, revealing what you can see with the naked eye throughout the year on a clear night in the northern hemisphere. Raymo's commentaries amplify the maps, offering intriguing details and tips on identifying stars, planets, and constellations. On another level, Chet Raymo challenges our imagination-to see what is unseeable in the universe, to perceive distance and size and shape that is inconceivable, to appreciate ever more fully our extraordinary place in the cosmos. His elegant essays on the heavens blend science and history, mythology and religion, making clear why he is one of the most insightful and passionate science writers of our time.

Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects

Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects Author Christian B. Luginbuhl
ISBN-10 0521625564
Release 1998-09-17
Pages 352
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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.

Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark Author Timothy Ferris
ISBN-10 9781476711751
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 400
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In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations Author Timothy Treadwell
ISBN-10 9783319500027
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 259
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This astronomy travel guide exposes the many wonderful opportunities for experiencing the observing hobby farther afield. Amateur astronomy is often consigned to observing from home or from a local park, yet it can be much more. Treadwell explores all the possibilities of astronomical and space-related activities that are available on day trips and longer vacations. These activities range from observatory visits and other simple ways to build an astronomy event into a holiday, to full blown specialized astronomy travel. There are a wide variety of activities offered for all budgets, often at popular holiday destinations. Many trips give the opportunity to visit the world’s famous attractions. On most vacations it can be a matter of just taking a day (or night) out of your schedule to fit in an astronomy event, but larger, dedicated pilgrimages are also possible. How to make the most of astronomy potential on a holiday, whether observing on the beach in Hawaii with the Telescope Guy or visiting the summit of Mauna Kea, is covered in detail. There are a wide variety of activities for all budgets, covering many popular travel destinations. The Star Party scene is also explored, with practical advice on how to get the most out of these events and the National Parks and Dark Sky Parks events. Additionally, there are now numerous opportunities with various conventions and specialist events to meet an astronaut. Information is also given about the numerous ways of enjoying the Northern Lights, including aurora flights and one-off events such as eclipses and desert skies. For the more adventurous, there are visits to Star City in Russia for cosmonaut training or even witnessing a launch or landing at the Baikonur Centre in Kazakhstan. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find the right match for their travel and star gazing bug in these pages.