Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects

Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects

by Stephen James O'Meara, David H. Levy
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Cambridge University Press


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Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects

This completely new work will inspire amateur astronomers to visit the 110 most famous galaxies, clusters and nebulae in the sky. It is the ultimate field guide to the Messier objects, first catalogued in the late 1700s.Using the finest optical telescopes available for amateur work, superior eyepieces and the darkest site on Earth, the author describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before. With new data and clear finder charts, this is truly the Messier Guide for the modern age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521553322
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Charles Messier and his catalog, David H. Levy
Chapter 2: How to observe the Messier objects
Chapter 3: The making of this book
Chapter 4: The Messier objects by number
Chapter 5: Some thoughts on Charles Messier
Chapter 6: Twenty spectacular non-Messier objects
Appendix A: Objects Messier could not find
Appendix B: Messier marathons
Appendix C: A quick guide to navigating the Coma-Virgo cluster
Appendix D: Suggested reading

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