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The complete guide to the Herschel objects : Sir William Herschel's star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies

Author: Mark Bratton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Sir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late eighteenth century are unrivalled. His lasting legacy is his dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky. This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most accurate and up-to-date  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Named Person: William Herschel; William Herschel; William Herschel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bratton
ISBN: 9780521768924 0521768926
OCLC Number: 712644488
Description: viii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The telescope maker --
The deep sky before Herschel --
Surveyor of the skies --
The Herschel catalogue: Visual observations; Observing locations and instruments used; Sir William Herschel's original catalogue; Herschel's 'revised' catalogue; Herschel's catalogue (circa 1990); Organization of this guide; Open cluster classification; Globular cluster classification; Planetary nebula classification; Galaxies; Abbreviations in the text; Illustrations; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Mark Bratton.
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Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges.  Read more...

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