A View of the Universe

A View of the Universe

by David Malin (Author)

Synopsis

This lavishly illustrated photographic exploration of the universe will delight everyone intrigued by the night sky. This is the finest collection of colour photographs of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae ever published. Working with the world's most sophisticated telescopes and his own revolutionary techniques, world renowned astronomical photographer David Malin captures distant worlds and phenomena in their astonishing colours. These unique pictures are accompanied by nontechnical captions and a lucid text accessible and inspiring to the general reader as well as to astronomers and photographers. The foremost astronomical photographer in the world, David Malin is the discoverer of an enigmatic galaxy now known as Malin-1 and the co-author of Colours of the Stars and Catalogue of the Universe, both published by Cambridge University Press. His photographs have appeared in locations as diverse as Australian postage stamps and the cover of Life magazine.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 26 Nov 1993

ISBN 10: 0521444772
ISBN 13: 9780521444774

Media Reviews
'As an account of the technical problems of photographing stars, nebulae and galaxies, the book fascinates but, as well as brain food, it also provides a gourmet feast of images, as Malin takes the reader on a tour through the Universe.' New Scientist
' ... anecdotal style text with stunning beautiful photos make this book well worth purchasing.' Auroka
' ... reviewing one like this is a pleasure. Bu it and you'll see what I mean.' Astronomy Now
' ... this book displays the finest examples of Malin's work, with a deftly written text that imparts the scientific lessons to be learned from the photographs and the subtle colours they reveal.' Popular Astronomy