The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Astronomy of the Milky Way

The Observer’s Guide to the Northern Sky

Authors: Inglis, Mike

  • Presents the latest astrophysical findings on the target objects, bringing the book fully up to date
  • Features many color sky images from more recent sources, with a new layout to increase the utility of each chapter
  • Includes re-drawn star charts and maps which provide more detail for easier observing
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49082-3
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About this book

This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere updates all of the science with new findings from the astrophysics field, as well as featuring a larger format with entirely re-drawn maps. Newly laid out for ease of use with an increased number of images in color, it updates and improves the first edition to remain the most comprehensive book on the subject. One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way, and this book provides a wonderful tour of its highlights for amateur astronomers.

Northern hemisphere observers interested in viewing our own galaxy's finest features will find herein detailed descriptions for every constellation that the Milky Way passes through, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and globular clusters, and galaxies. 

Inglis also describes the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. In addition to the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest images made by observatories and amateur astronomers around the world and in space. This updated version offers new scientific material and an easy-to-use layout perfect for many nights of fruitful observation.

About the authors

Mike Inglis is a professional astronomer who also has a life-long passion for amateur astronomy. In addition to observing the night sky whenever he can he has worked at the University of Hertfordshire and Warwick University in the UK, at Princeton University in the USA, and used some of the world’s largest telescopes in Australia, La Palma and Hawaii. He is the author of several astronomy books for amateurs and students, and has had many articles published in both popular astronomy magazines and research level journals. He is series editor for three Springer series: "Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics & Astrophysics" for degree-level Physics and Astrophysics students; "SpringerBriefs in Astronomy" for PhD astrophysics students and research astrophysicists, and "Astronomers' Observing Guides" for advanced amateur astronomers. He is currently Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the State University of New York, USA.

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49082-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49081-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomy of the Milky Way
Book Subtitle
The Observer’s Guide to the Northern Sky
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49082-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49082-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49081-6
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
135 b/w illustrations, 152 illustrations in colour
Topics