The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Concise Catalog of Deep-Sky Objects

Astrophysical Information for 550 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae

Authors: Finlay, Warren H.

  • Serves as a succinct collection of fascinating facts about the most-viewed astronomy targets
  • Contains more amateur astronomy objects than competitive books and provides more interesting scientific information about a larger variety of objects
  • Revised second edition now contains amateur images of all the Messier objects. Also added are 50 objects from the southern sky such as NGC 104, Dec. -72 degrees, Omega Centauri, Dec. -47 degrees, NGC 2477, Dec. -39 degrees, NGC 7582, 7590 and 7599, Dec. -42 degrees, and NGC 4755, Dec. -60 degrees
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About this book

This book is for the amateur astronomer who wants to know about the astrophysical nature of deep sky objects. The information is presented in a concise format and is equally valuable when used as background reading or, alternatively, at the telescope eyepiece.

 

The past decades have seen an unprecedented increase in professional astronomers' understanding of astronomical objects. However, generally this information is contained in journal publications that most amateur astronomers either do not have access to or would find difficult to read. In this book, basic data on each object (e.g., magnitude, location, distance, age if known) is presented in a way that allows the reader to quickly access the information. This is followed by some remarks that capture the most fascinating astrophysical facts.

 

Although there are thousands of deep sky objects observed by astronomers, only a small number of these are commonly observed by a wide audience. Thus, coverage here is limited to approximately 500 of the most commonly observed objects in the Northern Hemisphere and – an enhancement for the Second Edition – approximately 50 of those in the Southern Hemisphere. These are visible from the southern limits of the United States as well as from the southern continents. Another new feature of the Second Edition is the addition of amateur photographic images of all the Messier objects.

About the authors

Dr. Warren H. Finlay is a Canadian citizen. He is an avid amateur astronomer and author of The Concise Catalog of Deep-Sky Objects: Astrophysical Information for 500 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae, published by Springer in 2003. He has been a Contributing Editor of the bimonthly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is the recipient of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s (RASC) Simon Newcomb Award for literary achievement, among several other RASC awards for dark sky preservation and astronomy education. He has traveled extensively in search of dark sky sites and has logged thousands of deep sky objects with his telescope from all over the world. Warren has written three books, six chapters in other books, more than 120 archival journal papers, and 200 refereed conference publications – in addition to several hundred non-refereed conference publications.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Catalog of Deep-Sky Objects
Book Subtitle
Astrophysical Information for 550 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03170-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03170-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03169-9
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 441
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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