Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep

Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep

by Stephen James O'Meara

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An essential guide for any deep-sky observer, featuring 109 new objects, each accompanied by photographs, sketches and finder charts.See more details below


An essential guide for any deep-sky observer, featuring 109 new objects, each accompanied by photographs, sketches and finder charts.

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"O'Meara is an exceptionally talented observer, and he shares for most objects the equipment he used and his notes on how the object appeared to him. He also distills the astrophysical literature with the care one would expect from a veteran columnist, and provides the reader with both a historical view of his targets' importance to the field and the most recent results on their unique nature. The book will be most useful as a cover-to-cover read as well." -C. Palma, CHOICE

"Observers up for some new challenges will enjoy the detailed descriptions and background information for each of the 109." - Terence Dickinson, SkyNews, November/December 2012

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Cambridge University Press
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Stephen James O'Meara is author of several highly acclaimed books, including others in the celebrated Deep-Sky Companions series. He is well known for his precise drawings of astronomical objects as seen through the telescope, his engaging and informative writing style and for his remarkable skills as a visual observer. Steve spent much of his early career on the editorial staff of Sky and Telescope, before joining Astronomy magazine as its Secret Sky columnist and a contributing editor. An award-winning visual observer, he was the first person to sight Halley's Comet on its return in 1985 and the first to determine visually the rotation period of Uranus. One of his most distinguished feats was the visual detection of the mysterious spokes in Saturn's B-ring before most spacecraft imaged them. Amongst his achievements, Steve has received the prestigious Lone Stargazer Award, the Omega Centauri Award and the Caroline Herschel Award. Asteroid 3637 was named O'Meara in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. In his spare time, Steve travels the world to document volcanic eruptions. He is a contract videographer for National Geographic Digital Motion and a contract photographer for the National Geographic Image Collection.

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