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Star Clusters

A Pocket Field Guide

  • Charles A. Cardona III

Part of the Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide book series (ASTROPOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles A. Cardona III
      Pages 3-4
    3. Charles A. Cardona III
      Pages 5-15
    4. Charles A. Cardona III
      Pages 17-17
  3. Star Cluster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Charles A. Cardona III
      Pages 21-170
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 171-174

About this book

Introduction

Star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky and are prime targets for observational astronomers as well as astrophotographers. Using some of the newer technologies and larger and more powerful telescopes available today to amateur astronomers, many more of these dazzling groupings of stars can now be located and viewed throughout the year. In this field guide that will help you to decide what to look for and where to look for it, as well as what equipment to use, you will find what you need, whether you are a beginner in the field or an experienced observer. So on the next clear night, take your book and your binoculars or telescope and maybe your camera outside and see what new wonders can be revealed to you. You won’t be disappointed!

Keywords

astronomy books cluster charts cluster observing globular cluster observing instruments open cluster observing practical astronomy star star cluster photography

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles A. Cardona III
    • 1
  1. 1.CalvertonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7040-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7039-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7040-4
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