Observing the Deep Sky: An Astronomer's Companion

Observing the Deep Sky: An Astronomer's Companion

by Darren Bushnall (Author)

Synopsis

The deep sky consists of unlimited clusters, nebulae and galaxies. This practical book explains how to observe and record what you see, whether you are using the simplest optical instrument or large astronomical telescopes.; Advice on which telescope to buy, how to keep it well maintained and which accessories are really needed.; Guide to how to set up and record observations.; Covers star atlases, deep sky catalogues, computer software and GO TO telescope systems.; Detailed observing lists with descriptions of the sky's best multiple star systems.; Deep sky objects listed by constellation.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Published: 29 Jul 2005

ISBN 10: 1861267851
ISBN 13: 9781861267856

Author Bio
Darren Bushnall has been interested in the night sky for over twenty-five years and since 1997 has been director of the deep sky section of the Society for Popular Astronomy. As a professional artist and teacher, he uses his artistic skills to observe the night sky.