Deep Sky Observing

An Astronomical Tour

  • Steven R. Coe

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Steven R. Coe
    Pages 1-7
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 331-339

About this book


This updated second edition has all of the information needed for your successful forays into deep sky observing. Coe uses his years of experience to give 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 4 inches to 36 inches (0.1 - 0.9 meters).
Binocular observing also gets its due, while the lists of objects have been amended to highlight only the best targets. A new index makes finding targets easier than ever before, while the selection of viewing targets has been revised from the first edition. Most of all, this book is all about how to enjoy astronomy. The author'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, with the improved object list making sure your choice of a faint cluster, hazy nebula or distant galaxy will all be equally rewarding.


Amateur astronomer tips Astronomical observing Binocular observing Deep-sky observing Emission nebulae for observing Observing accessories for amateur astronomers Observing nebulae Observing sites for amateur astronomers Observing star clusters What observe after Messier objects

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven R. Coe
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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22529-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22530-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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