Deep Sky Observer's Guide

Deep Sky Observer's Guide

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Firefly Books Ltd
Introduction to deep sky observing using binoculars and small telescopes.

'Deep Sky' refers to the universe beyond our own solar system. Using binoculars or telescopes, any sky-gazer can become a deep sky observer. Deep Sky Observer's Guide looks beyond individual stars to target:

  • Star clusters
  • Double Stars
  • Nebulae
  • Galaxies.

The Deep Sky Observer's Guide introduces the basics of observing and explains what equipment is required. A chapter is devoted to each type of deep sky target. There are more than 200 such objects featured, with 126 color illustrations and star-finder charts.

The Deep Sky Observer Guide is also available in a convenient pack (ISBN: 1-55407-025-2) that comes with deep sky charts and an observing calendar.

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Focusing on observing objects that lie far beyond our solar system via low-tech rather than high-tech methods, a lecturer in the field introduces amateurs to the deep sky "family." The guide includes the basics of deep sky observing, a historical overview, star charts, listings by constellation/magnitude/season, and the Messier List of the brightest objects. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005
ISBN: 9781554070244
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 20 cm


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