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.
Author: Mike Inglis
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.
Contents i The Milky Way . . . . . . How to Use this Book A Plea to the Faithful 2 . . .
. . 9 The Milky Way : January - February . . . Monoceros , Canis Minor , Hydra ,
Canis Major , Puppis , Lepus , Columba , Pyxis , Antila , Vela 3 The Milky Way ...
Author: Michael Inglis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Deep-sky observing, looking at objects beyond the solar system, is the most popular field for amateur astronomers. Of all the areas of the night sky, the Milky Way - that's the view looking towards the centre of our own galaxy - is the place where most of the interesting deep-sky objects accessible to amateur astronomers lie. It is one of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way - this second volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Southern skies. Equipped with this book, an amateur astronomer can go out on any clear night of the year and observe the galaxy we live in - The Milky Way. Astronomy of the Milky Way includes many of the latest professional pictures of Milky Way objects as well as amateur images, and also features star charts and maps for quick location of interesting objects.
and the Itinerary of the Soul,” in Vistas in Astronomy 39 (1995): 405– 430. An
examination of pre-Copernican and contemporary indigenous spirituality
associated with the Milky Way. Krupp, Edwin C. “Spilled Milk,” in Griffith Observer
Author: William H. Waller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it tells how the Milky Way congealed from blobs of gas and dark matter into a spinning starry abode brimming with diverse planetary systems--some of which may be hosting myriad life forms and perhaps even other technologically communicative species. William Waller vividly describes the Milky Way as it appears in the night sky, acquainting readers with its key components and telling the history of our changing galactic perceptions. The ancients believed the Milky Way was a home for the gods. Today we know it is but one galaxy among billions of others in the observable universe. Within the Milky Way, ground-based and space-borne telescopes have revealed that our Solar System is not alone. Hundreds of other planetary systems share our tiny part of the vast Galaxy. We reside within a galactic ecosystem that is driven by the theatrics of the most massive stars as they blaze through their brilliant lives and dramatic deaths. Similarly effervescent ecosystems of hot young stars and fluorescing nebulae delineate the graceful spiral arms in our Galaxy's swirling disk. Beyond the disk, the spheroidal halo hosts the ponderous--and still mysterious--dark matter that outweighs everything else. Another dark mystery lurks deep in the heart of the Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole has produced bizarre phenomena seen at multiple wavelengths. Waller makes the case that our very existence is inextricably linked to the Galaxy that spawned us. Through this book, readers can become well-informed galactic "insiders"--ready to imagine humanity's next steps as fully engaged citizens of the Milky Way.
Surveys present knowledge of and research into the sun's galaxy, covering such aspects and components as observational data, neighboring stars, clusters, galactic motion, the nucleus, interstellar gas, nebulae, and galactic structure and ...
Author: Bart Jan Bok
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Surveys present knowledge of and research into the sun's galaxy, covering such aspects and components as observational data, neighboring stars, clusters, galactic motion, the nucleus, interstellar gas, nebulae, and galactic structure and change.
11 FUNDAMENTALS OF EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY A. The Milky Way Galaxy Extragalactic astronomy is the study of everything outside our own Milky Way Galaxy . Before going beyond it , however , we should first prepare
ourselves by ...
But here the theory derives a singular support from the actual relative brilliancy of
different parts of the Milky Way in this neighbourhood . Every astronomer knows
how strangely the light of the Milky Way varies in and near Cygnus . The branch ...
Author: Richard Anthony Proctor
A gathering of essays from various scientific journals by the noted British astronomer, Richard A. Proctor (1837-88). Proctor was the author of more than 40 books on the subject and is credited with popularizing astronomy in the 19th century. He was the first to suggest that lunar craters were the result of meteor impacts and not volcanic activity and won recogition for his 1867 map of the surface of Mars showing continents, seas, bays and straits. This book contains essays on subjects including: Sir John Herschel; the planet Mars; Saturn's rings; meteors and shooting stars; the zodiacal light; the solar corona; the sun's journey through space; distribution of the nebulae; a new theory of the Milky Way; the diurnal rotation of Mars; the proper motion of the Sun; the transit of Venus in 1874 and many other subjects. The illustrations include a handsome frontis lithograph of Saturn and its rings and there is also a folding plan of the orbits of Earth and Mars and 5 folding charts showing various stages of the transit of Venus in 1874. There are 3 full-page polar and equatorial maps on black paper showing distribution of Nebulae.
The first dimensions given to our nebula by the illustrious astronomer of Slough
ought not then to be regarded but as first approximations . * a was demonstrich
he originallyn : given to CHAP . V . IS THE MILKY WAY DESTINED TO EXIST
THE MILKY WAY Francis J. Heyden , S. J. Georgetown College Observatory For
many centuries the Milky Way remained an enigma of the sky . It is difficult for the
historian to fix the time when the astronomer convinced himself that the Milky ...
scope of Herschel , do not contribute more than 12 per cent . to the brightness of
the Milky Way . 2nd . If the effect produced by the stars visible to the naked eye be
abstracted , the illumination of the ground of the heavens in the middle of the ...
With the help of this conception , we may again refer to the rapid . decrease in the
number of stars in those regions which , on both sides the Milky Way , extend as
far as the two poles of the great circle which the galaxy traces on the face of the ...
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Netherlands) International Astronomical Union Symposium 1994 (Hague,
International Astronomical Union. ... of the radio observatories at Dwingeloo and
Westerbork , the 21 - cm surveys of the Galaxy , and subsequent extragalactic
Author: Netherlands) International Astronomical Union Symposium 1994 (Hague
Proceedings of the 169th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in The Hague, the Netherlands, August 23-29, 1994
description of the Milky Way , which contains objects calculated to excite our
highest admiration . When we take a general view of ... and is frequently alluded
to both by the astronomers and the poets of antiquity . Thus Ovid , on account of
There are several other nebulæ in the heavens as large as the Milky - Way , but
not visible to the naked eye , which may exhibit the phenomenon of a lucid zone
to the planetary worlds that may be placed within them . Some of the pagan ...
The Structure and Motion of Our Galaxy Thornton Page, Lou Williams Page.
Galacti ademy - Obsery Bok , BART J . ( 1906 – ) , Dutch - born astronomer ;
director of Steward Observatory , University of Arizona ; from 1957 to 1966
director of the ...
Author: Thornton Page
Publisher: New York : Macmillan
Category: Milky Way
A survey of the new discoveries and changing concepts of the past three decades regarding man's knowledge of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Such is the Galaxy or Milky Way . The zone of milky light is the light of the stars in
the reinote edge of the great cluster . The opening in the left end of the figure is a
split in the cluster , and constitutes the division seen in the milky way ...
These diverging spiral branches , lastly , seem to fur- of various unascertained
sizes , fifty - three in the Milky Way ; nish three other branches of the Milky Way .
Portions of and thirty - two irregular clusters from 2 to 30 ' in diameter , both may ...
What nature has left undone on Earth , astronomy must do for itself . ... emission
at certain definite wavelengths by particular types of molecules that provide a
cosmic " fingerprint , ” enabling astronomers to 44 : MYSTERIES OF THE Milky Way.
Author: Donald Goldsmith
Explores fascinating questions concerning what is known about the Milky Way galaxy and phenomena such as jetstars, poxed stars, and other planetary systems.
A Review of Astronomy and Allied Sciences. THE FACE OF THE SKY .
CHARLOTTE R. ... Probably the best drawings ever made of the Milky Way as a
whole , are those of Dr. Boeddicker . In preparing his maps Dr. Boeddicker took
Superclusters More to explore Galaxy clusters are grouped together in
superclusters . The Local Group is part of the Local Supercluster , also known as
the Virgo Supercluster , which covers a region of space 200 million light years
9 — A previously unrecognized galaxy appears to be merging with the Milky Way
, bringing hundreds of thousands of stars into our home galaxy that no one has
noticed until now , astronomers said Monday . A survey of the northern sky has ...
Author: New York Times Staff
A collection of fifty astronomy articles from The New York Times, Themes of the Times on Astronomy Second Edition brings the excitement of astronomical discovery to you and your students. Each article correlates to a chapter in The Cosmic Perspective and includes a series of follow up questions for homework or class discussion.