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Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects is a uniquely usable guide for observers. The extensive list of deep-sky targets are classified according to type of object:

  • Stars (bright, coloured, double, triple, quad, multiple)
  • The spectrual sequence
  • Clusters
  • Globular clusters
  • Stellar associations
  • Stellar streams
  • Nebulae (emission, dark, reflection, planetary)
  • Supernova remnants
  • Galaxies (spiral, elliptical, irregular)

Each of these groups is organised by month of best visability, and within that by ease of observing. Simply, this means you can choose a class of object, and for any month of the year find an observing list that begins with easiest through to progressively more difficult targets.

Amateur astronomers of all levels of ability will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its application as "graded exercises" to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky object.

Synopsis:

A guide for observers, which follows detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object, and includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets which are classified according to type of object. Each of these groups is organized by month of best visibility, and within that by ease of observing.

Synopsis:

To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object. Includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets and which months provide the best visibility. Also guides the user with broad-ranging background material.

Synopsis:

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects is a uniquely usable guide for observers. Following detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object, it includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets which are classified according to type of object:- Stars (bright, coloured, double, triple, quad, multiple);- The spectral sequence;- Clusters;- Globular clusters;- Stellar associations;- Stellar streams;- Nebulae (emission, dark, reflection, planetary);- Supernovae remnants;- Galaxies (spiral, elliptical, irregular).Each of these groups is organised by month of best visibility, and within that by ease of observing. Simply, this means that you can choose a class of object, and for any month of the year find an observing list that begins with easiest through to progressively more difficult targets!Amateur astronomers of all levels of ability will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its application as "graded exercises" to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky object.

Table of Contents

From the contents:Introduction.- Stars.- Star clusters.- Nebulae.- Galaxies.- Faint, Far Away and Invisible.- Appendices: Light Filters. Books magazines and organizations.The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www.springer.de

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852336301
Author:
Inglis, Mike
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
London
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Astronomy-Handbooks and Guides
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series,
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.28x6.10x.76 in. 1.42 lbs.

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Product details 324 pages Springer-Verlag Telos - English 9781852336301 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A guide for observers, which follows detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object, and includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets which are classified according to type of object. Each of these groups is organized by month of best visibility, and within that by ease of observing.
"Synopsis" by , To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object. Includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets and which months provide the best visibility. Also guides the user with broad-ranging background material.
"Synopsis" by , Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects is a uniquely usable guide for observers. Following detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object, it includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets which are classified according to type of object:- Stars (bright, coloured, double, triple, quad, multiple);- The spectral sequence;- Clusters;- Globular clusters;- Stellar associations;- Stellar streams;- Nebulae (emission, dark, reflection, planetary);- Supernovae remnants;- Galaxies (spiral, elliptical, irregular).Each of these groups is organised by month of best visibility, and within that by ease of observing. Simply, this means that you can choose a class of object, and for any month of the year find an observing list that begins with easiest through to progressively more difficult targets!Amateur astronomers of all levels of ability will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its application as "graded exercises" to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky object.
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