Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects by Stephen James O'Meara

By Stephen James O'Meara

If there have been a canon for viewing the evening sky, Charles Messier will be its writer. The galaxies, big name clusters, and nebulae cataloged through the recognized comet hunter within the past due 1700s are nonetheless the main broadly saw celestial wonders within the heavens. they're the favourite ambitions of beginner astronomers, with such wealthy style and element that they by no means stop to fascinate. This booklet offers new and skilled observers with a clean standpoint at the Messier items. Stephen James O'Meara has ready a visible banquet for the observer. utilizing the best optical telescopes on hand for newbie paintings, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as by no means sooner than. There are new drawings, enhanced finder charts, and new astronomical facts on every one item, together with findings from the Hubble house Telescope. extend your universe and try out your viewing acumen with this actually glossy Messier consultant. it's a needs to for budding evening watchers. Stephen James O'Meara is a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope.

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