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From the Publisher"Here's a celestial atlas of whole new type, one uniquely tailored to visual observing under a clear, dark sky. These charts can steer you to 2500 deep-sky targets that you've every chance of spotting with a good backyard telescope. We know this because William and John Herschel logged all of them with their own eyes, well before the advent of astrophotography (let alone Hubble). The feats of the Herschels, legendary in astronomy, remain an inspiration and challenge to stargazers everywhere.
With this book you'll be all set for a magical evening like the one John Herschel recorded in his 1835 diary: 'The Night turned out glorious! Clear as crystal and pure as aether.... I had a perfect astronomical regale.... Retired at 3 1/2 AM'." - Roger W. Sinnott, Senior contributing editor, Sky & Telescope magazine
"Beautifully illustrated and easy to use, it will be an asset to any observer, beginner or seasoned, as they navigate the celestial sphere. This atlas serves as a window not only into the work conducted by William and his sister Caroline but also by Williams's son John Herschel who was as famous in his own right as his father. ... Along with an observers' handbook and log book, this atlas is an essential tool for anyone who wishes to follow the footsteps of the founding family of modern astronomy. It will not only help you navigate through the celestial back waters, it will serve as a treasure map as you discover new and wonderful celestial treasure that will ultimately enhance your observing skills." - Dave & Brenda Branchett, Herschel 400 Club, The Astronomical League
"For the person wanting a dedicated Herschel atlas ... this is an excellent addition to their bookcase." Stewart Moore, J. Br. Astron. Assoc