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This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its power to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky objects. This new edition of A Field Guide to Deep-sky Objects brings…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its power to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky objects. This new edition of A Field Guide to Deep-sky Objects brings in a correction of out-of-date science along with two new chapters; Transient objects, and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. This edition adds up-to-date information and on the objects mentioned above. This new edition of A Field Guide to Deep-sky Objects brings in a correction of out-of-date science along with two new chapters; Transient objects, and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. This edition adds up-to-date information and on the objects mentioned above.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 80016734
  • 2nd Edition.
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. November 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 159mm x 18mm
  • Gewicht: 419g
  • ISBN-13: 9781461412656
  • ISBN-10: 146141265X
  • Artikelnr.: 33695506
Autorenporträt
Michael Inglis is a professional astronomer with a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has worked at the University of Hertfordshire, Warwick University (UK), Princeton University (United States), and currently is an Associate Professor of Astronomy for the Earth & Space Science Department at Suffolk County Community College (part of the State University of New York, SUNY). He has done research in nebulae morphology, active galactic nuclei, and cosmic rays and has authored several refereed papers. He has also had many popular articles published in the magazines Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Now had written several books for Springer, including An Observer's Guide to Stellar Evolution, (2002); Astronomy of the Milky Way, Vol I & II (2004); Astrophysics is Easy (2007). He currently serves as the series editor of the Springer Astronomer's Observing Guides.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface and Thanks.- Chapter 1: Some Background.- Chapter 2: The Stars.- Chapter 3: Star Clusters.- Chapter 4: Nebulae.- Chapter 5: Galaxies.- Chapter 6: Faint, Far Away and Invisible.- Chapter 7: Naked-Eye Objects.- Appendix.- Index of Objects.