The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters

Authors: Inglis, Mike

  • Provides a comprehensive coverage for identifying and locating star clusters in all relevant constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres
  • Affords a simple yet detailed means of locating star clusters quickly for any time or locations, without having to read through an index
  • Easy to use at the telescope
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About this book

Amateur astronomers of all expertise from beginner to experienced will find this a thorough star cluster atlas perfect for easy use at the telescope or through binoculars. It enables practical observers to locate the approximate positions of objects in the sky, organized by constellation. This book was specifically designed as an atlas and written for easy use in field conditions. The maps are in black-and-white so that they can be read by the light of a red LED observer’s reading light. The clusters and their names/numbers are printed in bold black, against a “grayed-out” background of stars and constellation figures.

To be used as a self-contained reference, the book provides the reader with detailed and up-to-date coverage of objects visible with small-, medium-, and large-aperture telescopes, and is equally useful for simple and computer-controlled telescopes. In practice, GO-TO telescopes can usually locate clusters accurately enough to be seen in a low-magnification eyepiece, but this of course first requires that the observer knows what is visible in the sky at a given time and from a given location, so as to input a locatable object. This is where "The Observer's Guide to Star Clusters" steps in as an essential aid to finding star clusters to observe and an essential piece of equipment for all amateur astronomers.

About the authors

Dr. Mike Inglis was born in Wales in the UK, but lives and works in the USA, where he is Professor of Astrophysics at Suffolk County Community College, State University of New York. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, NASA’s Solar System Ambassador, a Member of the American Astronomical Society, a Member of the Association for Astronomy in Education, and a Member of the Society of Popular Astronomy. He is the author of many books and papers including “Field Guide to Deep Sky Objects” (Springer, 2012, 2nd Edition), “An Observer’s Guide to Stellar Evolution” (Springer, 2003), “Astronomy of the Milky Way, Vol. I and II” (Springer, 2004), “Astrophysics is Easy (Springer, 2007). He is the Series Editor of Springer’s “Practical Astronomy Observing Guides.”

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eBook $24.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7567-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7567-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7566-8
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
Topics