The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges.

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges.

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Sir William Herschel's Star Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies Mark Bratton. 7. 8. The Complete Guide to the HERSCHEL OBJECTS Andromeda Herschel recorded. in this guide. Within each constellation, entries are ordered by their New General ...

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Sir 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.

The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects

For more information, go to: http://astroleague.org/al/obsclubs/ herschel/hers400.html M. Bratton, The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, publication due 2011. This major new observing ...

The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects

This superb, all-purpose star atlas is the first of its kind devoted to observing the Herschel objects with binoculars and telescopes. It displays over 2500 of the most visually-attractive star clusters, nebulae and galaxies that were discovered by Sir William, Caroline and Sir John Herschel, and is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. Covering the entire sky from the North to the South Celestial Pole, and showing all 88 constellations, it is also a general sky atlas showing variable, double and multiple stars, and the Milky Way. Written by experienced observer James Mullaney and illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this is a magnificent 'celestial roadmap' to some of the finest deep-sky showpieces. Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colors for use at a telescope, with color-coded symbols for easy recognition and identification, this is an all-purpose observing reference for all amateur observers. Additional resources, including a target list ordered by Herschel designation, are available to download from www.cambridge.org/9780521138178.

The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

This is a practical guide to locating and viewing the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, cataloging more than 600 of the brightest objects, and offering detailed descriptions and images of 150 to 200 of the ...

The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

Amateur astronomers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. This exciting book retraces the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer who ever lived. This is a practical guide to locating and viewing the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, cataloging more than 600 of the brightest objects, and offering detailed descriptions and images of 150 to 200 of the best.

Herschel 400 Observing Guide

In this guide Steve O'Meara takes the observer through the list, season by season, month by month, night by night, object by object.

Herschel 400 Observing Guide

The Herschel 400 is a list of 400 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, picked from over 2,500 deep-sky objects discovered and catalogued by the great eighteenth-century astronomer Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline. It comprises 231 galaxies, 107 open clusters, 33 globular clusters, 20 planetary nebulae, 2 halves of a single planetary nebula, and 7 bright nebulae. In this guide Steve O'Meara takes the observer through the list, season by season, month by month, night by night, object by object. He works through the objects in a carefully planned and methodical way, taking in some of the most dramatic non-Messier galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters in the night sky. Ideal for astronomers who have tackled the Messier objects, this richly illustrated guide will help the amateur astronomer hone their observing skills.

Starhopper s Guide to Messier Objects

This handy manual arranges the 400 best Herschel objects by season , with coordinates , data , and observing notes . ... constructing an adjustable telescope head , 7 sections on eclipse photography , and exposure guides .

Starhopper s Guide to Messier Objects


A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literature

8 ° $ 3-75 Macinillan , N.Y. A very good and lucid stimmary and discussion of recent theory , regarding the constr . of the hearens ( the knowl , of wh , was stated by Sir Wm . HERSCHEL to be the ultimate object of his obscrvns . ) ...

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literature


Deep Sky Companions The Caldwell Objects

A complete observers guide to the Caldwell Objects.

Deep Sky Companions  The Caldwell Objects

A complete observers guide to the Caldwell Objects.

The Complete Beginner s Guide to Microscopes and Telescopes

There was the great British as- tronomer , Sir William Herschel ( 1738-1822 ) ; his double stars are preceded by an H. His ... This list is only a small sampling of the many objects there are to be seen with 174 Guide to Microscopes and ...

The Complete Beginner s Guide to Microscopes and Telescopes

Discusses the development of microscopes and telescopes, how they work, and how to select and use them.

The Complete CD Guide to the Universe

This is the largest and most comprehensive atlas of the universe ever created for amateur astronomers.

The Complete CD Guide to the Universe

This is the largest and most comprehensive atlas of the universe ever created for amateur astronomers. With finder charts of unprecedented detail, in both normal and mirror-image views, and an extensive list of 14,000 objects, it provides a detailed observing guide for almost any practical amateur astronomer, up to the most advanced. Spanning some 3,000 pages, this is a project that is possible only on CD-ROM. The CD-R pages are extensively indexed and referenced for quick location of objects. The accompanying book gives an introduction to the Atlas, showcases the maps, describes the CD-R content and organization, and includes various appendices.

The Amateur Astronomer s Guide to the Deep Sky Catalogs

Here are enough challenges for a lifetime of exciting viewing!

The Amateur Astronomer s Guide to the Deep Sky Catalogs

Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most well known are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC. All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program, know how to use the catalog, or even realize just how many there are out there! The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs is a single compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It discusses their origins, compares what's in them, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and even outlines how readers can create suitable 'custom' catalogs for their own use. The last section provides a set of three deep-sky catalogs created by the author, for observers of different levels of experience, from newcomer to expert.

A Popular Handbook and Atlas of Astronomy

Designed as a Complete Guide to a Knowledge of the Heavenly Bodies and as an Aid to Those Possessing Telescopes Sir William Peck. INTERESTING OBJECTS FOR THE TELESCOPE . CAMELOPARDALIS . DOUBLE STARS . 52 6th and 7th magnitudes ...

A Popular Handbook and Atlas of Astronomy


Deep Sky Observer s Guide

The period from 1764 onward was particularly productive for Messier in terms of object discoveries , leading to the ... catalog of William Herschel nebulous objects used by Among the most important of Messier's condeep sky observers ...

Deep Sky Observer s Guide

'Deep Sky' refers to the universe beyond our own solar system. Using binoculars or telescopes, any sky-gazer can become a deep sky observer. Deep Sky Observer's Guide looks beyond individual stars to target: Star clusters Double Stars Nebulae Galaxies. The Deep Sky Observer's Guide introduces the basics of observing and explains what equipment is required. A chapter is devoted to each type of deep sky target. There are more than 200 such objects featured, with 126 color illustrations and star-finder charts. The Deep Sky Observer Guide is also available in a convenient pack (ISBN: 1-55407-025-2) that comes with deep sky charts and an observing calendar.

Atlas of the Messier Objects

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!

Atlas of the Messier Objects

• Simply THE most comprehensive guide to the Messier Objects ever published • Combines detailed historical, astrophysical, statistical and observing information for each object with stunning astrophotos and telescope sketches • Reproduces the text of Messier's famous catalog, along with biographies of Messier and his contemporaries • Compares modern views with historical sketches from Lord Rosse, John Herschel and other illustrious figures The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's famous 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 include a thoroughly researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and descriptions for observers to view the objects, be it with the naked eye or a large telescope. This atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, labeled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches by well-known figures 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!

A Cycle of Celestial Objects

This beautiful object was first seen by the indefatigable Miss Herschel , whose labours are so intimately ... fear that such a difference could now take place between any men whose opinion would avail to guide that of society at large ...

A Cycle of Celestial Objects


Observer s Guide to Star Clusters

Used as a self-contained reference, Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters offers detailed and up-to-date coverage of these beautiful objects. This book will soon become an essential piece of equipment for you, as essential as your telescope!

Observer   s Guide to Star Clusters

Amateur astronomers of all expertise from beginner to experienced will find this a thorough star cluster atlas perfect for easy use at the telescope or through binoculars. It enables practical observers to locate the approximate positions of objects in the sky, organized by constellation. This book was specifically designed as an atlas and written for easy use in field conditions. The maps are in black-and-white so that they can be read by the light of a red LED observer’s reading light. The clusters and their names/numbers are printed in bold black, against a “grayed-out” background of stars and constellation figures. To be used as a self-contained reference, the book provides the reader with detailed and up-to-date coverage of objects visible with small-, medium-, and large-aperture telescopes, and is equally useful for simple and computer-controlled telescopes. In practice, GO-TO telescopes can usually locate clusters accurately enough to be seen in a low-magnification eyepiece, but this of course first requires that the observer knows what is visible in the sky at a given time and from a given location, so as to input a locatable object. This is where "The Observer's Guide to Star Clusters" steps in as an essential aid to finding star clusters to observe and an essential piece of equipment for all amateur astronomers.

The Complete Guide to the Constellations

The Starwatcher's Essential Guide to the 88 Constellations, Their Myths and Symbols Geoffrey Cornelius. declination ( astronomical ) , 13 , 22 deep - sky objects , 21 Deianeira , 83 Delphi , oracle at , 45 , 82 , 150 Delphinus ( Dolphin ) ...

The Complete Guide to the Constellations

This illustrated guide to the night sky combines astronomy, myth & symbolism in equal measure. In addition to being a practical guide to identifying the constellations, & the stars that comprise them, it also brings star-watching vividly to life by conveying the symbolic significance that the heavens assumed in antiquity. Originally published: 1997.

The Complete Photographer

A Complete Guide to Amateur and Professional Photography. blank paper . 8 pp . 71-72 . / a out paper is further exposed to red light , photography , an historical letter from Herschel to before fixing , the image will fade rather than ...

The Complete Photographer


The Ultimate Universe

The Most Up-to-date Guide to the Cosmos David H. Levy ... By 1800 , William Herschel was so enthusiastic about the idea that he compiled a catalog of some 2,500 objects . Not all Herschel's objects were galaxies , but most of them were ...

The Ultimate Universe

Given by American Petroleum Institute, Brazos Valley Chapter.

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects

To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object.

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects

To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object. Includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets and which months provide the best visibility. Also guides the user with broad-ranging background material.