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The Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Them

The Caldwell Objects and How to Observe Them Author Martin Mobberley
ISBN-10 1441903267
Release 2009-10-03
Pages 273
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When Mike Inglis, who consults for Springer, ? rst asked me to write a Caldwell book in their “and How to Observe Them” series I admit I did need some time to think the suggestion over. I am a fan of Patrick’s Caldwell catalog as are most of the amateur astronomers I know, but could a new book be justi? ed when the massive, compreh- sive, and wrist-spraining Caldwell tome by Stephen O’Meara covers the subject fully anyway? That other book was researched and written over a 5-year period in the pre-9/11 world from 1996 to 2001, and its 484 pages of descriptive text and background data are a joy to peruse, as are Stephen’s impressive sketches. OK, the book is far too heavy for the binding and after a few trips outside half the pages in my copy fell out, but apart from that it is an excellent book and surely impossible to improve upon, or even equal, especially in a smaller format book with only half the pages available; at least, that was my initial impression when I mulled over writing another Caldwell book. However, I changed my mind, because a number of events of astronomical signi? cance have occurred in the last 10 years. First and foremost backyard imaging of deep sky objects, especially color im- ing, has come on in leaps and bounds in the twenty-? rst century.



The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them Author James Mullaney
ISBN-10 9780387681245
Release 2007-08-22
Pages 167
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Amateur astronomers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. This exciting book retraces the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer who ever lived. This is a practical guide to locating and viewing the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, cataloging more than 600 of the brightest objects, and offering detailed descriptions and images of 150 to 200 of the best.



Observing the Caldwell Objects

Observing the Caldwell Objects Author David Ratledge
ISBN-10 1852336285
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 245
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"This complete guide to the Caldwell objects was written for practical observers. For each of the 109 deep-sky objects there is a modern photographic or CCD image, a database of properties, a finder chart, star-hopping information where appropriate, observational guidance, and a technical description based on some of the latest research papers. A fold-out all-sky map shows the location of all the Caldwell objects in the sky."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Faint Objects and How to Observe Them

Faint Objects and How to Observe Them Author Brian Cudnik
ISBN-10 9781441967572
Release 2012-09-18
Pages 241
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Faint Objects and How to Observe Them is for visual observers who are equipped with a 10-inch or larger astronomical telescope and who want to "go deep" with their observing. It provides a guide to some of the most distant, dim, and rarely observed objects in the sky, supported by background information on surveys and objects lists - some familiar, such as Caldwell, and some not so familiar. This book not only provides a wealth of experience compiled from several sources, but it also gives an historical background to surveys whose names may or may not be familiar to most amateur astronomers. Finally, it includes a listing of the many galaxy clusters out there, from "nearby" ones such as Stefan's Quintet to some of the most distant groups observable through the largest telescopes.



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.



Herschel 400 Observing Guide

Herschel 400 Observing Guide Author Steve O'Meara
ISBN-10 0521858933
Release 2007-06-14
Pages 370
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Steve O'Meara's guide to the Herschel 400 for amateur astronomers.



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.



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.



Deep Sky Companions The Messier Objects

Deep Sky Companions  The Messier Objects Author Stephen James O'Meara
ISBN-10 9781107018372
Release 2014-04-07
Pages 409
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This updated Deep-Sky Companion features improved star charts for finding every Messier Object and a complete history of their discovery.



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 Moon and How to Observe It

The Moon and How to Observe It Author Peter Grego
ISBN-10 9781846282430
Release 2006-01-27
Pages 274
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This revolutionary new book is written for practical amateur astronomers who not only want to observe, but want to know the details of exactly what they are looking at. The Moon is the most commonly observed of all astronomical objects. This is the first book to deal equally with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and history - as well as the practical aspects of observation. The concept of the book - and of the series - is to present an up-to-date detailed description of the Moon, including its origins, history, and geology (part one); and then (part two) to consider how best to observe and record it successfully using commercially-available equipment. The Moon and How to Observe It is a mine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced



A Field Guide to Deep Sky Objects

A Field Guide to Deep Sky Objects Author Michael Inglis
ISBN-10 1461412668
Release 2011-11-03
Pages 261
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This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its power to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky objects. This new edition of A Field Guide to Deep-sky Objects brings in a correction of out-of-date science along with two new chapters; Transient objects, and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. This edition adds up-to-date information and on the objects mentioned above. This new edition of A Field Guide to Deep-sky Objects brings in a correction of out-of-date science along with two new chapters; Transient objects, and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. This edition adds up-to-date information and on the objects mentioned above.



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!



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.



Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders Author Robert Thompson
ISBN-10 9780596526856
Release 2007
Pages 519
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Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.



Binocular Stargazing

Binocular Stargazing Author Michael D. Reynolds
ISBN-10 0811731367
Release 2005
Pages 213
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Many Stargazers Assume They Must Invest Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in equipment before they can enjoy the wonders of the night sky. The truth is, though, that all you need is a simple pair of binoculars. This handy guide explains how to choose binoculars and use them to observe everything from comets to solar eclipses. Ideal for amateur astronomers of all ages, Binocular Stargazing is the perfect way to see the night sky through new eyes.



Uranus Neptune and Pluto and How to Observe Them

Uranus  Neptune  and Pluto and How to Observe Them Author Richard Schmude, Jr.
ISBN-10 0387766022
Release 2009-06-29
Pages 232
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This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets. The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets, and also explains how amateur astronomers can contribute to our knowledge of the remote planets. Readers are given some inspiring examples of people who, with modest commercially-made equipment, have made important contributions to our scientific knowledge. The observational section goes into great detail, including optical and CCD photometry, occultation measurements, imaging (including stacking and enhancement techniques) and polarization measurements. There are finder charts (from 2010 to 2026), complete with two sets of star-magnitudes in an appendix (one set of magnitudes are for photoelectric photometry and the other set is for visual photometry)