Deep Sky Observing

The Astronomical Tourist

  • Authors
  • Steven R. Coe

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 1-6
  3. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 7-11
  4. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 13-18
  5. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 19-30
  6. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 31-45
  7. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 47-57
  8. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 75-82
  9. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 123-143
  10. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 199-237
  11. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 239-272
  12. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 273-307
  13. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 359-365
  14. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 367-370
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 371-373

About this book


Steve Coe has been watching the deep sky from locations near his home in Arizona for almost 20 years. During that time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, observations, hints and tips that will help every deep sky observer, regardless of experience.
This, his first book, gives detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists of deep sky objects of all kinds, along with Steve's own observations describing how they look through telescopes with apertures ranging from 8 to 36 inches (0.2 - 0.9 m).
Most of all, this book is all about how to enjoy astronomy. Steve's enthusiasm and sense of wonder shine through every page as he invites you along on a tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating sites in the deep sky.


astronomy deep-sky galaxy instruments milky way observational planet star telescope

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-627-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0365-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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