The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

by James Mullaney
     
 

Deep-sky observers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges.

The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe them offers an exciting opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus and arguably the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived!

Following a biography of Herschel that details his life

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Overview

Deep-sky observers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges.

The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe them offers an exciting opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus and arguably the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived!

Following a biography of Herschel that details his life and the telescopes he used, this practical observer’s guide lists all the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

More than 600 of the brightest of the objects that Herschel observed are covered, and there are detailed descriptions and images of almost 200 of the very best Herschel objects for amateur astronomers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387681245
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Astronomers' Observing Guides Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Part 1. Sir William and his catalog.- Part 2. Exploring the Herschel Showpieces.- Appendices.- Index.- About the Author.

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