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Star Clusters

A Pocket Field Guide

Cardona III, Charles A.

2010, XIII, 174p. 151 illus., 34 illus. in color.

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  • Provides the perfect guide for observing in the field with binoculars or a telescope
  • Enables observing sessions to be planned in advance
  • Objects are organized by season, making the book much easier to use
  • Contains core information about the target star clusters
  • Features superb digital images for every object
  • Full-page finder charts make it easy to locate the target clusters
Star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky and are prime targets for observational astronomers as well as astrophotographers. Using some of the newer technologies and larger and more powerful telescopes available today to amateur astronomers, many more of these dazzling groupings of stars can now be located and viewed throughout the year. In this field guide that will help you to decide what to look for and where to look for it, as well as what equipment to use, you will find what you need, whether you are a beginner in the field or an experienced observer. So on the next clear night, take your book and your binoculars or telescope and maybe your camera outside and see what new wonders can be revealed to you. You won’t be disappointed!

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » astronomy books - cluster charts - cluster observing - globular cluster observing - instruments - open cluster observing - practical astronomy - star - star cluster photography

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Popular Astronomy

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