Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

Star Clusters

A Pocket Field Guide

Authors: Cardona III, Charles A.

  • 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
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Softcover $39.95
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About this book

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!

About the authors

Charles Cardona has been a teaching assistant in Astronomy at SUNY Suffolk Community College in New York, a former observatory director, a Variable Star section director, and a chairman of the board at the Custer Institute Observatory. He also taught courses, lectures, and seminars in Astronomy, Optics, and Computer Science. He was also the publisher of the Observatory Report Newsletter. In addition to his astronomy work, Charles has been an entrepreneur and has built and sold several companies. During the past 10 years, he has donated more than $200,000 to astronomy, education, and related children’s causes. He recently organized the installation of a new observatory dome and telescope equipment. He is currently involved in various educational programs and groups dedicated to finding missing children.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“An informative and easy to follow discussion about the life of stars sets the scene for the formation of star clusters themselves. This pocket guide then delivers a set of descriptions, images and charts for each of the 50 clusters covered. The charts are uncluttered and useful, and the descriptions interesting … . ideal for a beginner … .” (Steve Richards, Sky at Night Magazine, April, 2011)

“This book is an amateur’s guide to observing star clusters; it tells you where they are with a picture of the cluster and a finding chart and suggestions for what instrument to use. … It’s a nice little book that makes finding clusters easy and tells you about what you’re looking at, so it’s interesting for anybody with a telescope; and possibly very useful for teachers as it shows where to find clusters to illustrate various basic astronomy topics … .” (Simon Goodwin, The Observatory, Vol. 132 (1226), February, 2012)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7040-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7039-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Star Clusters
Book Subtitle
A Pocket Field Guide
Authors
Series Title
Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7040-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7040-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7039-8
Series ISSN
2198-0756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
117 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
Topics