SKY PUBLISHING DEEP SKY COMPANIONS: HIDDEN TREASURES 37040
Item No. 846-10302
Manuf. No. Sky Publishing 37040
Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures by Stephen James O'Meara
Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures succeeds on several levels. It provides a well-written and well-researched guide to objects often overlooked by observers. The emphasis on objects accessible to those with modest instruments means it will appeal to most telescope owners and binocular observers. In describing his experiences observing these objectsm Mr O'Meara includes advice on observing techniques that will surely appeal to beginners ... But perhaps of greatest importance is the sense you get, while reading the book, that this is a joyful pursuit.
The author O'Meara is an eagle-eyed observer and wonderful writer. This book confirms his award-winning reputation. O'Meara provides a great guidebook to these 109 beautiful objects.
An indispensable guide for anyone who observes the night sky with a quality amateur telescope from a reasonably dark place. Here are tips for viewing - and understanding! - more than one hundred entrancing galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae available to the backyard enthusiast. With its wealth of scientific and historical information, and its poetic sensibility, the book gave you immense pleasure.
Hardcover: 602 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press Language: English ISBN-10: 0521837049 ISBN-13: 978-0521837040 Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7 x 1.8 inches Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds