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Astronomy of the Milky Way

The Observer’s Guide to the Northern Sky

  • Mike Inglis
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mike Inglis
    Pages 1-6
  3. Mike Inglis
    Pages 7-152
  4. Mike Inglis
    Pages 153-218
  5. Mike Inglis
    Pages 219-312
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-342

About this book

Introduction

This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere updates all of the science with new findings from the astrophysics field, as well as featuring a larger format with entirely re-drawn maps. Newly laid out for ease of use with an increased number of images in color, it updates and improves the first edition to remain the most comprehensive book on the subject. One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way, and this book provides a wonderful tour of its highlights for amateur astronomers.

Northern hemisphere observers interested in viewing our own galaxy's finest features will find herein detailed descriptions for every constellation that the Milky Way passes through, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and globular clusters, and galaxies. 

Inglis also describes the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. In addition to the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest images made by observatories and amateur astronomers around the world and in space. This updated version offers new scientific material and an easy-to-use layout perfect for many nights of fruitful observation.

Keywords

Milky way observing in northern hemisphere Observing in northern hemisphere Observing in our galaxy Milky way constellation guide Viewing stars with a telescope Observable nebulae in milky way

Authors and affiliations

  • Mike Inglis
    • 1
  1. 1.Long IslandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49082-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49081-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49082-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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