What Are We Looking At?

  • Grant Privett
  • Paul Parsons
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

As you slew the scope across the night sky, hopping from target to target, it’s sometimes easy to forget that each beautiful scene the eyepiece presents you with is in fact a real object. Targets for the deep-sky astronomer break down into a wide selection of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Before proceeding to the chapter describing where everything is in the night sky, and how best to see it, it’s worth spending a little while reminding ourselves just what these things really are. On the other hand, if it looks like being clear tonight, then move on quickly and return here when its raining again.

Keywords

Dust Helium Prefix Huygens Poss 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

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  • Grant Privett
  • Paul Parsons

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