Atlas of the Messier Objects: Highlights of the Deep Sky

Atlas of the Messier Objects: Highlights of the Deep Sky

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by Ronald Stoyan, Stefan Binnewies, Susanne Friedrich
     
 

Simply, the most beautiful and complete reference on the Messier objects there has ever been!See more details below

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Simply, the most beautiful and complete reference on the Messier objects there has ever been!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521895545
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
1,016,250
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Stoyan is editor-in-chief of Interstellarum, one of Germany's main astronomy magazines. He was the founding director of the German deep sky organization 'Fachgruppe Deep-Sky', and has authored and coauthored six books on practical astronomy.

Stefan Binnewies is a leading astrophotographer and travels around the world to get the best shots. He has worked on several amateur observatory projects, including helping to establish the Capella Observatory near Windhoek, Namibia.

Susanne Freidrich is an editor for Interstellarum and a visiting scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial physics. A trained astrophysicist, she has been observing the sky both visually and photographically for more than 25 years.

Klaus-Peter Schroeder is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Guanajauto, Mexico. An avid amateur astronomer and photographer since youth, he has published several books on astrophotography and is a regular contributor writing for amateur astronomy magazines.

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Table of Contents

Preface; How to use this book; The life of Charles Messier; The observations of Charles Messier; The catalog of Charles Messier; Statistics of the Messier objects; Observation of the Messier objects; Photography of the Messier objects; The objects themselves; Glossary; List of figures; Table of sources.

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