Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters (Practical Astronomy Handbooks)

By Kenneth Glyn Jones

Charles Messier's catalog of nebulae and celebrity clusters, released in 1784, marked the beginning of a brand new period of deep-sky astronomy. at the present time, this custom of gazing galaxies and clusters is stored alive by means of committed beginner astronomers. approximately the entire gadgets are noticeable in a small telescope, and plenty of, reminiscent of the Crab Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy, are one of the so much interesting items within the universe. Kenneth Glyn Jones has revised his definitive model of Messier's catalog. His personal observations and drawings, including maps and diagrams, make this a helpful creation to deep-sky watching. ancient and astrophysical notes deliver the technological know-how of those nebulae correct modern. this can be a special guide, not going ever to be equaled in its completeness and significance to the telescope proprietor.

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