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Author Mullaney, James, 1940-

Title The Cambridge atlas of Herschel objects / James Mullaney, Wil Tirion.

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


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  523.8 MUL    AVAILABLE
Description 1 atlas (v, 183 pages) : color illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
cartographic image cri rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "This superb, all-purpose star atlas is the first of its kind devoted to observing the Herschel objects with binoculars and telescopes. It displays over 2500 of the most visually-attractive star clusters, nebulae and galaxies that were discovered by Sir William, Carolyn and Sir John Herschel, and is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. Covering the entire sky from the North to the South Celestial Pole, and showing all 88 constellations, it is also a general sky atlas showing variable, double and multiple stars, and the Milky Way. Written by experienced observer James Mullaney and illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this is a magnificent 'celestial roadmap' to some of the finest deep-sky showpieces. Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colors for use at a telescope, with color-coded symbols for easy recognition and identification, this is an all-purpose observing reference for all amateur observers"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Who were the Herschels?; The Herschels' telescopes; The Herschel designations; Map parameters and selection criteria; Instrumental factors; Observing hints; Herschel showpieces; Some recommended references; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Star charts; Appendix A. Constellation table; Appendix B. The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects target list.
Subject Stars -- Atlases.
Stars -- Clusters -- Atlases.
Nebulae -- Atlases.
Galaxies -- Atlases.
Added Author Tirion, Wil.
ISBN 9780521138178 (paperback)
0521138175 (paperback)

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