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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521895545

ISBN-13: 9780521895545

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


• Simply THE most comprehensive guide to the Messier Objects ever published

• Combines detailed historical, astrophysical, statistical and observing information for each object with stunning astrophotos and telescope sketches

• Reproduces the text of Messier’s famous catalog, along with biographies of Messier and his contemporaries

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• Simply THE most comprehensive guide to the Messier Objects ever published

• Combines detailed historical, astrophysical, statistical and observing information for each object with stunning astrophotos and telescope sketches

• Reproduces the text of Messier’s famous catalog, along with biographies of Messier and his contemporaries

• Compares modern views with historical sketches from Lord Rosse, John Herschel and other illustrious figures

The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier’s famous 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 include a thoroughly researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and descriptions for observers to view the objects, be it with the naked eye or a large telescope. This atlas has some of the world’s finest color astrophotos, labeled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches by well-known figures 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!

Product Details

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

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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