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1 Robert Zeleny Wonders of the universe E02014 1989 Book  
2 David Devorkin Hubble: Imaging Space and Time 026730 2008 Book  
3 Don Machholz The observing guide to the Messier marathon OB0743 Book  
4 Stephen James O'Meara ; with additional images by Mario Motta The Caldwell objects OB0727 Book  
5 Wolfgang Steinicke Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters OB0700 Book  
6 Ronald Stoyan [and others] Atlas of the Messier objects OB0678 Book  
7 Mark Bratton The complete guide to the Herschel objects OB0620 Book  
8 Stephen James O'Meara The Messier objects OB0609 Book  
9 Jerry D. Cavin Amateur astronomer's guide to the deep-sky catalogs 024672 2012 Book  
10 MOULTON, FOREST RAY Consider the heavens 019659 1935 Book  
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TitleWonders of the universe
Author(s)Robert Zeleny
PublicationChicago, World Book, 1989.
Description159p.
ISBN,PriceRs 159.00 (p)(HB)
Classification52
Keyword(s)1. M.V.S. 2. NEBULAE 3. SOLAR SYSTEM 4. SPACE EXPLORATION 5. STARS 6. UNIVERSE
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TitleHubble: Imaging Space and Time
Author(s)David Devorkin;Robert W. Smith
PublicationWashington, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum National Geographic, 2008.
Description223p.
Abstract NoteIn the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system’s workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy." The potential impact of this book cannot be overstressed: The 2008 servicing mission to install new high-powered scientific instruments is especially high profile because the cancellation of the previous mission, in 2004, caused widespread controversy. The authors reveal the inside story of Hubble’s beginnings, its controversial early days, the drama of its first servicing missions, and the creation of the dynamic images that reach into the deepest regions of visible space, close to the time when the universe began. A wealth of astonishing images leads us to the very edge of known space, setting the stage for the new James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2013. Find the stunning panoramic of Carina Nebula, detailing star birth as never before; a jet from a black hole in one galaxy striking a neighboring galaxy; a jewel-like collection of galaxies from the early years of the universe; and a giant galaxy cannibalizing a smaller galaxy. Timed for the 2008 shuttle launch and coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time accompanies a high-profile exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum and will be featured on the popular NASM website.
ISBN,Price9781426203220 : $ 50.00(HB)
Classification52(084)
Keyword(s)1. HUBBLE 2. HUBBLE PICTURES 3. NEBULAE 4. OUTER SPACE
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TitleThe observing guide to the Messier marathon : a handbook and atlas
Author(s)Don Machholz
Description1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe Messier Catalogue is a list of one hundred and ten galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, and includes many of the brightest and best-known objects in the sky. Amateur astronomers can challenge their abilities by attempting to find all the objects on the list in one night, and thus complete the Messier Marathon. This book contains over 90 easy-to-use star maps to guide the observer from one object to the next, and provides tips for a successful night of observing. The book also tells the story of the eighteenth-century astronomer, Charles Messier, and how he came to compile his extensive catalogue. This complete guide to the Messier Marathon will help the amateur astronomer to observe the Messier Objects throughout the year, using a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleThe Caldwell objects
Author(s)Stephen James O'Meara ; with additional images by Mario Motta
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (xix, 556 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe Caldwell Catalogue, compiled by the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923???2012), has delighted amateur astronomers worldwide since its publication in 1995. Twenty years on, Stephen James O'Meara revisits his guide to these 109 deep-sky delights, breathing new life into them and the 20 additional observing targets included as an appendix. This second edition retains O'Meara's detailed visual descriptions and sketches, accompanied by stunning new images taken by amateur photographer Mario Motta and observations by Magda Streicher. The astrophysical descriptions have been updated to account for the many advances in our understanding of the objects, not least due to an armada of space-borne observatories and the new technologies used in large ground-based telescopes. Ideal for observers who have completed the Messier objects and are looking for their next challenge, Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects is a fitting tribute from a renowned visual observer to one of astronomy's most famous personalities
Notes"A list of 109 celestial delights compiled by Sir Patrick Moore"--Title page
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleObserving and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters : from Herschel to Dreyer's New general catalogue
Author(s)Wolfgang Steinicke
Description1 online resource (xi, 648 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe New General Catalogue, originally created in 1888, is the source for referencing bright nebulae and star clusters, both in professional and amateur astronomy. With 7840 entries, it is the most-used historical catalogue of observational astronomy, and NGC numbers are commonly used today. However, the fascinating history of the discovery, observation, description and cataloguing of nebulae and star clusters in the nineteenth century has largely gone untold, until now. This well-researched book is the first comprehensive historical study of the NGC, and is an important resource to all those with an interest in the history of modern astronomy and visual deep-sky observing. It covers the people, observatories, instruments and methods involved in nineteenth-century visual deep-sky observing, as well as prominent deep-sky objects. The book also compares the NGC to modern object data, demonstrating how important the NGC is in observational astronomy today
Contents NoteIntroduction -- William Herschel's observations and parallel activities -- John Herschel's Slough observations -- Discoveries made in parallel with John Herschel's Slough observations -- John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope -- The time after Herschel's observations untill Auwers' list of new nebulae -- Compiling the General Catalogue -- Dreyer's first catalogue: the supplement to Herschel's General Catalogue -- Compilation of the New General Catalogue -- The New General Catalogue: publication, analysis and effects -- Special topics -- Summary
NotesTitle from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Feb 2016)
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 3. NEBULAE 4. STARS
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TitleAtlas of the Messier objects : highlights of the deep sky
Author(s)Ronald Stoyan [and others]
EditionEnglish edition
Description1 online resource (370 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object given include a thoroughly-researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and clear observational descriptions from naked eye through to large telescopes. In addition, this atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, inverted and labelled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is the most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without!
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleThe complete guide to the Herschel objects : Sir William Herschel's star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
Author(s)Mark Bratton
Description1 online resource (viii, 584 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteSir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late eighteenth century are unrivalled. His lasting legacy is his dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky. This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most accurate and up-to-date reference of its kind. Retrace the footsteps of one of history's greatest astronomers and explore every one of Herschel's landmark discoveries, including those considered to be lost or non-existent. Read detailed notes about each object's appearance and physical characteristics, and view hundreds of photos of the most intriguing Herschel objects, along with dozens of sketches of what is visible at the eyepiece. This superb book is a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges, and as the ultimate reference on the Herschel objects
Contents NoteIntroduction -- The telescope maker -- The deep sky before Herschel -- Surveyor of the skies -- The Herschel catalogue: Visual observations; Observing locations and instruments used; Sir William Herschel's original catalogue; Herschel's 'revised' catalogue; Herschel's catalogue (circa 1990); Organization of this guide; Open cluster classification; Globular cluster classification; Planetary nebula classification; Galaxies; Abbreviations in the text; Illustrations; Acknowledgments
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. NEBULAE 5. STARS
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TitleThe Messier objects
Author(s)Stephen James O'Meara
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (xiv, 409 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe bright galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae catalogued in the late 1700s by the famous comet hunter Charles Messier are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the sky. The second edition of Stephen James O'Meara's acclaimed observing guide to the Messier Objects features improved star charts for helping you find the objects, a much more robust telling of the history behind their discovery - including a glimpse into Messier's fascinating life - and updated astrophysical facts to put it all into context. These additions, along with new photos taken with the most advanced amateur telescopes, bring O'Meara's first edition more than a decade into the twenty-first century. Expand your universe and test your viewing skills with this truly modern Messier guide. It is a must for all budding night watchers
Contents NoteA glimpse into the life of Charles Messier -- How to observe the Messier objects -- The making of this book -- The Messier objects -- Some thoughts on Charles Messier -- Twenty spectacular non-Messier objects
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleAmateur astronomer's guide to the deep-sky catalogs
Author(s)Jerry D. Cavin
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Descriptionx, 380p.
Series(Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
Abstract NoteIn this "catalog of catalogs," the author introduces the figures behind the most famous of the star catalogs and includes the catalog listings as well. Thus here, all in one book, is your complete guide to the heavenly bodies - including constellations, galaxies, nebulae, supernova remnants, and much more - that most people seek to see when they observe the night sky. Here are enough challenges for a lifetime of exciting viewing!
ISBN,Price9781461406556 : Euro 39.95(PB)
Classification52(083.8)
Keyword(s)1. CATALOGUE - STARS 2. CONSTELLATIONS 3. DEEP SKY OBJECTS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. REMNANTS 7. SUPERNOVA
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TitleConsider the heavens
Author(s)Forest Ray Moulton
PublicationNew York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935.
Descriptionxi,332p.
ISBN,PriceUS $11.95
Classification52
Keyword(s)1. GALAXIES 2. NEBULAE 3. ORIGIN OF PLANETS 4. SOLAR SYSTEM 5. STAR CLUSTERS 6. STARS
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