Advertisement

The Deep-Sky Observer’s Year

A Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects Throughout the Year

  • Authors
  • Grant Privett
  • Paul Parsons

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Preparing for Deep-Sky Observing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 3-6
    3. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 7-48
    4. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 49-53
    5. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 55-63
    6. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 65-87
    7. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 89-104
  3. The Night Sky Month by Month

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 107-108
    3. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 109-119
    4. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 121-131
    5. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 133-144
    6. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 145-153
    7. May
      Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 155-164
    8. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 165-174
    9. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 175-189
    10. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 191-201
    11. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 203-212
    12. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 213-224
    13. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 225-234
    14. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 235-248
    15. Grant Privett, Paul Parsons
      Pages 249-249
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book

Introduction

Deep-sky observing - that's looking at the stars, nebulae and galaxies - is easily the most popular field for amateur astronomers. The big problem faced by non-professional observers is what to look at - what's visible at a paticular time of year. The Deep-sky Observer's Year is a month-by-month guide to the best objects to view. Objects are given a "star rating" according to how difficult they are to observe or image (i.e. photograph) with a particular size of telescope. The book includes many images produced by amateur astronomers, as well as photographs from NASA, ESA and ESO. There is also some background information about the objects that can be seen, along with lots of useful tips, hints, and resources (especially about what's available on the Internet) for deep-sky observers.

Keywords

astronomy deep-sky observing techniques star stars telescope

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0245-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-273-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0245-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Buy this book on publisher's site