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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects

A Complete Global Resource for Astronomers

Authors: Farinacci, Jeff

  • Complete reference for all 88 constellations
  • Coverage for each constellation includes: a star chart, table of stars with positions and magnitudes, table of deep-sky objects
  • A visibility graph is detailed each constellation so that the user can very quickly and easily determine the optimum time to view it
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About this book

Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is an invaluable reference for all amateur astronomers.
The book contains, for each constellation, (1) a star chart showing the Bayer labels, (2) a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and (3) a table of the major deep-sky objects in the constellation, with relevant observational data. Facing pages provide unique year-long graphs that show when the constellation is visible in the sky, which allows the user to quickly determine whether a given constellation can be seen, and when the best time to see it will be.

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"Fairnacci (software engineer) has compiled a collection of charts for all 88 constellations in this guide. Under each map, the reader will find a list of the brightest stars and deep-sky objects in each field (i.e., clusters, nebulae, and galaxies) along with a nomograph that quickly tells whether the field for a particular choice of month and time of night is visible. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; undergraduates; technical program students." (T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

Table of contents (2 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

  • The Constellations

    Pages 11-195

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72851-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.95
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-72850-6
  • book with CD
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects
Book Subtitle
A Complete Global Resource for Astronomers
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72851-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72851-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-72850-6
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
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