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Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects

A Complete Global Resource for Astronomers

  • Authors
  • Jeff A. Farinacci
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 11-195
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 196-198

About this book

Introduction

Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects is an invaluable reference for all amateur astronomers.
The book contains, for each constellation, (1) a star chart showing the Bayer labels, (2) a table for many of the stars in the constellation, along with their positions and magnitudes, and (3) a table of the major deep-sky objects in the constellation, with relevant observational data. Facing pages provide unique year-long graphs that show when the constellation is visible in the sky, which allows the user to quickly determine whether a given constellation can be seen, and when the best time to see it will be.

Keywords

astronomy astronomy with PC bayer labels constellation visibility deep-sky objects finding constellations home planetarium planetarium program planetarium software star charts stars viewer location

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