Astronomy of the Milky Way

The Observer’s Guide to the Southern Milky Way

  • Michael D. Inglis

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michael D. Inglis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michael D. Inglis
    Pages 9-62
  4. Michael D. Inglis
    Pages 63-118
  5. Michael D. Inglis
    Pages 119-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-242

About this book


One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way. It spans the entire sky and can be seen every night of the year from anywhere on Earth. This is the first book that deals specifically with what can be seen within the Milky Way from a practical observer's point of view. Astronomy of the Milky Way covers every constellation that the Milky Way passes through, and describes in detail the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. It also describes the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. It is one of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way - this second volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Southern skies In addition to the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest up-to-date images made by observatories around the world and in space, as well as images taken by amateur astronomers. Equipped with this book, an amateur astronomer can go out on any clear night of the year and observe the galaxy we live in - The Milky Way.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Inglis
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-742-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0641-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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