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The Herschel objects and how to observe them

Author: James Mullaney
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Astronomers' observing guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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's life and times, a look at his various handmade telescopes, an overview of his classification system, and techniques for viewing his discoveries, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Observers' manuals
Manuels d'observation
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mullaney, James, 1940-
Herschel objects and how to observe them.
New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2007923721
(OCoLC)141380087
Named Person: William Herschel; William Herschel, Sir; William Herschel, Sir; William Herschel, (Sir )
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Mullaney
ISBN: 9780387681252 0387681256 9780387681245 0387681248
OCLC Number: 187014240
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 167 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: William Herschel's Life, Telescopes and Catalogs.- Herschel's Telescopes.- Herschel's Catalogs and Classes.- Observing Techniques.- Exploring The Herschel Showpieces.- Showpieces of Class I.- Showpieces of Class IV.- Showpieces of Class V.- Showpieces of Class VI.- Showpieces of Class VII.- Showpieces of Class VIII.- Samples of Classes II & III.- Showpieces Missed by Herschel.- The "Missing" Herschel Objects.- Conclusion.
Series Title: Astronomers' observing guides.
Responsibility: James Mullaney.

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Amateur astronomers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. This is a practical guide to locating and viewing the most impressive of Herschel's star clusters, nebulae and galaxies,  Read more...

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