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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Astronomy of the Milky Way

The Observer’s Guide to the Southern 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 and a larger trim size to increase the utility of each chapter
  • Includes redrawn star charts and maps that provide more detail for easier observing
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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72950-3
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72949-7
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About this book

This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere updates all of the science about the target objects with new findings from the astrophysics field. In addition, the book boasts 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 text 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 observing below the equator. In its pages, Southern Hemisphere observers interested in viewing our own galaxy's finest features will find every constellation that the Milky Way passes through with detailed descriptions of the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. 

The book also details the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. Accompanying the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest images made by observatories around the world and in space along with those taken by amateur astronomers. This second edition's updated scientific material and an easy-to-use layout perfect for many nights of fruitful observation.

About the authors

Mike Inglis was born in Wales in Great Britain, but now lives and works in the United States, wherehe is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the State University of New York. He is a Fellow ofthe Royal Astronomical Society, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, a Member of the RoyalInstitution, and a Member of the British Astronomical Association. He is the author of many booksand research papers including A Field Guide to Deep Sky Objects (Springer, 2012, 2nd edition), AnObserver’s Guide to Stellar Evolution (Springer, 2003), Astronomy of the Milky Way, Vol. I – TheNorthern Sky (Springer, 2016), Astronomy of the Milky Way, Vol. II – The Southern Sky (Springer,2018), An Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters (Springer 2013), and Astrophysics is Easy! (Springer, 2015,2nd edition). He is a series editor for several Springer book series for both amateur and professionalastronomers, as well as a teacher of undergraduate and graduate students in astrophysics.Although a professional astronomer, he is also a lifelong amateur astronomer and observes thenight sky around the world, whenever time, and the sky, permit.

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Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72950-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72949-7
  • 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 Southern Sky
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72950-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72950-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-72949-7
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 301
Number of Illustrations
155 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published by Springer
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