The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

  • James Mullaney

Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. William Herschel's Life, Telescopes and Catalogs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-9
    3. Pages 10-14
    4. Pages 21-32
  3. Exploring The Herschel Showpieces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Pages 35-54
    3. Pages 72-87
    4. Pages 107-113
    5. Pages 139-142
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 143-167

About this book


Deep-sky observers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges.

The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe them offers an exciting opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus and arguably the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived!

Following a biography of Herschel that details his life and the telescopes he used, this practical observer’s guide lists all the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

More than 600 of the brightest of the objects that Herschel observed are covered, and there are detailed descriptions and images of almost 200 of the very best Herschel objects for amateur astronomers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • James Mullaney
    • 1
  1. 1.Rehoboth BeachUSA

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