A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objects

  • Michael D.┬áInglis

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


This popular title is now back, bigger and better than before!

In this companion guide to stars, star systems, galaxies, and other deep sky sights you can choose a class of object and set up an annual program for yourself that will take you from month to month, helping you locate famous targets or, if you prefer, hunting down the lesser known but still dazzling sky sights. Detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object are followed by extensive lists of deep-sky targets, presented in a monthly format and going from those objects easy to locate to those that are more of a challenge. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, for its comprehensive lists of fascinating objects, and for its power to improve your observing skills.


Amateur astronomy projects Astronomical observation Deep-sky objects Extrasolar planets Finding faint stars Locating nebulae Locating star clusters Observing galaxies Star maps Visual sky observing

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael D.┬áInglis
    • 1
  1. 1.SeldenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1265-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1266-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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