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Sky vistas : astronomy for binoculars and richest-field telescopes

Author: Craig Crossen; Gerald Rhemann
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sky Vistas is an observing guide to the celestial objects and Milky Way fields visible in binoculars and "richest-field" telescopes. The book not only describes these objects and how to find them, it explains where they are located within the spiral structure of our Milky Way Galaxy or, in the case of the surprisingly many galaxies visible in wide-field instruments, where they are in intergalactic space with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Observers' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Crossen; Gerald Rhemann
ISBN: 3211008519 9783211008515
OCLC Number: 52424007
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
I. The Stars --
II. Stellar Groups --
III. Nebulae --
IV. Galaxies --
Ch. 2. Open Clusters --
I. Summer Constellations --
II. Autumn Constellations --
III. Winter Constellations --
IV. Open Clusters of Spring --
Ch. 3. The Milky Way and Its Bright Nebulae --
I. The Star Clouds of Sagittarius and Scutum --
II. The Aquila Inter-arm Gap and the Great Rift --
III. The Star Clouds and Nebulae of Cygnus --
IV. The Associations of Cepheus and Lacerta --
V. The Cassiopeia Window --
VI. The Milky Way toward the Rim of the Galaxy --
VII. The Orion Association --
Ch. 4. Galaxies and Galaxy Groups --
I. The Local Group --
II. Nearby Galaxy Groups --
III. Galaxy Groups in Leo --
IV. The Coma-Virgo Galaxy Cluster --
V. Other Galaxies of the Spring Skies --
VI. Looking out of the Local Supercluster --
Ch. 5. Stars, Globulars, Planetaries --
I. Stars --
II. Globular Clusters --
III. Planetary Nebulae.
Responsibility: Craig Crossen, Gerald Rhemann.
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A guide whose core is a descriptive tour of the celestial sights: open and globular clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and large areas of sky. It goes beyond ordinary descriptions to tell the reader  Read more...

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