Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects: A Complete Global Resource For Astronomers

Other | November 15, 2007

byJeff Farinacci

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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is a reference book for amateur astronomers. It contains, for each constellation, a star chart showing the Bayer labels, a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and a table of the deep-sky objects in the constellation, with relevant observational data. Facing pages provide unique year-long graphs that show when the constellation is visible in the sky, allowing the user to quickly determine whether a given constellation can be seen, and when the best time to see it will be.

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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is a reference book for amateur astronomers. It contains, for each constellation, a star chart showing the Bayer labels, a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and a table of the deep-sky objects in the constellation, with relevant observational...

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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is an invaluable reference for all amateur astronomers.The book contains, for each constellation, (1) a star chart showing the Bayer labels, (2) a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and (3) a table of the major deep-sky objects in the constell...

Format:OtherDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387728503

ISBN - 13:9780387728506

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- How to use the software.- Constellation List.- Appendices.

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From the reviews:"Fairnacci (software engineer) has compiled a collection of charts for all 88 constellations in this guide. Under each map, the reader will find a list of the brightest stars and deep-sky objects in each field (i.e., clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) along with a nomograph that quickly tells whether the field for a particular choice of month and time of night is visible. . Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; undergraduates; technical program students." (T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)