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The amateur astronomer's guide to the deep-sky catalogs

Author: Jerry D Cavin
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2012.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
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All of us familiar with astronomy know of Charles Messier and his early work on creating a catalog of celestial objects. Did you know that Messier was compiling a list of objects to avoid when searching the skies? He was a comet hunter, and he wanted to not mistake other things for comets. Other lists and catalogs followed this, and many, including Messier's, have become popular with amateur astronomers who see it  Read more...
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Cavin, Jerry D.
Amateur astronomer's guide to the deep-sky catalogs.
New York : Springer, 2012
(DLC) 2011936008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry D Cavin
ISBN: 9781461406563 1461406560
OCLC Number: 763157718
Description: 1 online resource (x, 380 p.) : ill., ports. (some col.)
Contents: Claudius Ptolemy and the Almagest --
The Abd-Al-Rahman Al-Sufi Catalog --
Ulugh Beg --
The Tycho Brahe Catalog (1598) --
The Johannes Hevelius Catalog --
The Charles Messier Catalog --
The Johann Elert Bode Catalog --
Christian Mayer Catalog --
The Herschel Catalogs --
J.L.E. Dreyer and the NGC Catalog --
Halton Arp and the Arp Catalog --
The Caldwell Catalog.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Responsibility: Jerry D. Cavin.
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The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs provides a compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It provides a comparison, discusses their origins, explains  Read more...

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