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Author Harrington, Philip S.

Title Cosmic challenge : the ultimate observing list for amateurs / Philip S. Harrington.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  520 HAR    AVAILABLE
Description xi, 469 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-462) and index.
Summary "Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies and quasars.... Features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for viewing by the naked eye, through binoculars, to the largest backyard telescopes"--Jacket.
Subject Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
ISBN 9780521899369 hardback
0521899362 hardback

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