Offers advice, illustrations, and celestial maps to aid astronomers seeking to complete the "Messier marathon," a tradition which attempts to locate, in one night, the 110 galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the French ...
Author: Don Machholz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Offers advice, illustrations, and celestial maps to aid astronomers seeking to complete the "Messier marathon," a tradition which attempts to locate, in one night, the 110 galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the French astronomer some two hundred years ago.
Plan and Prepare for a Messier Marathon # 29 The best sequence is a personal
matter . It takes into account not just the rise ... The Observing Guide to the
Messier Marathon : A Handbook and Atlas . Cambridge University Press , 2002 .
This is ...
Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.
A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and Their
Legends. Cambridge, United ... Kolman, Roger S. Observe and Understand
Variable Stars. ... The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathon: A Handbook
Author: Michael D. Reynolds
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Many Stargazers Assume They Must Invest Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in equipment before they can enjoy the wonders of the night sky. The truth is, though, that all you need is a simple pair of binoculars. This handy guide explains how to choose binoculars and use them to observe everything from comets to solar eclipses. Ideal for amateur astronomers of all ages, Binocular Stargazing is the perfect way to see the night sky through new eyes.
A Practical Observing Guide Peter L. Manly. The Messier Marathon With such a
plethora of extended objects it might be difficult on any given night to make up
your mind as to what to look at . Should you go out and enjoy familiar nebulae or
Author: Peter L. Manly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A complete 2004 how-to guide, packed with advice on the most popular telescope in the world.
With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous
List of Deep-sky Objects Harvard C. ... systematically against time , by running the
" Messier marathon " — the observer quickly hones crucial observing skills ...
Author: Harvard C. Pennington
Objects are given a "star rating" according to how difficult they are to observe or image with a particular size of telescope. The book includes many images produced by amateur astronomers, as well as photographs from NASA, ESA, and ESO.
Author: Paul Parsons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Deep-sky observing is easily the most popular field for amateur astronomers. The big problem faced by non-professional observers is what to look at - what is visible at a particular time of year. The Deep-Sky Observers Year is a month-by-month guide to the best objects to view. Objects are given a "star rating" according to how difficult they are to observe or image with a particular size of telescope. The book includes many images produced by amateur astronomers, as well as photographs from NASA, ESA, and ESO. There is background information about the objects, along with lots of useful tips, hints, and resources.
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This by itself makes the observation of the objects in Messier's catalogue a much
easier exercise , and , if one can afford ... ability to pick up all the above - horizon
objects in Messier's list at any one time - without the aid of this present guide or ...
Author: Kenneth G Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Charles Messier's catalog of nebulae and star clusters, published in 1784, marked the start of a new era of deep-sky astronomy. Today, this tradition of observing galaxies and clusters is kept alive by dedicated amateur astronomers. Nearly all the objects are visible in a small telescope, and many, such as the Crab Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy, are among the most fascinating objects in the universe. Kenneth Glyn Jones has revised his definitive version of Messier's catalog. His own observations and drawings, together with maps and diagrams, make this a valuable introduction to deep-sky observing. Historical and astrophysical notes bring the science of these nebulae right up to date. This is a unique handbook, unlikely ever to be equaled in its completeness and importance to the telescope owner.
Align your finder scope with your telescope very precisely before every observing
session . • When using this guide or a detailed star atlas , choose the object you
want to observe and then find the naked eye star ( 6th magnitude or brighter ) ...
Author: Lenore Freeman
Observing Guides ( Note that although a few of these guides include finder charts
, most require the use of a separate ... Messier Marathon Observer ' s Guide ;
Maccholz , D . ; MakeWood Products , P . O . Box 1716 , Colfax , CA 95713 , 1994
Author: Philip S. Harrington
Praise for the First Edition of Star Ware . . . "A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers . . . It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky." -David Eicher Associate Editor, Astronomy Author of Beginner's Guide to Amateur Astronomy "A great help to anyone, especially the novice, who is wondering what to get. I don't know of any other single source that covers so much of the equipment scene." - Alan MacRobert Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope Author of Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers. Just as our knowledge of the cosmos has changed dramatically in the past few years, so has the world of telescope buying. Today, it is easier than ever for the backyard astronomer to actively observe the universe-with equipment to satisfy every need. How does the amateur astronomer make informed choices? In this Second Edition of Star Ware, award-winning astronomy writer Philip S. Harrington helps eliminate the guesswork, and guides you through the process with fully updated and expanded chapters on telescopes and accessories. For budding astronomers and experienced amateurs alike, Star Ware, Second Edition gives you everything you need to make educated decisions, including: * Extensive reviews of leading model names and hard-to-find accessories on the market, along with dozens of new products to help you buy smart * A clear, step-by-step guide to all aspects of purchasing, from choosing the right binoculars and telescopes to buying eyepieces, filters, cameras, and film * Ten new do-it-yourself projects to help save you time and money-including a portable telescope case and performance-enhancing collimation tools * Easy maintenance, mapping, and photography tips of the trade to help you get the most out of your telescope and stargazing * Where to find everything astronomical: Internet sites and web resources with complete addresses for distributors, dealers, and conventions; corporate listings for products and services; and advice on using equipment.
Category: Academic libraries
This book is for amateur astronomers who want to go beyond the Messier objects, concentrating on one of the most beautiful classes of astronomical object.
Author: Martin Griffiths
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Planetary Nebulae and How to Observe Them is for amateur astronomers who want to go beyond the Messier objects, concentrating on one of the most beautiful classes of astronomical objects in the sky. Planetary nebulae are not visible to the naked eye, but they are a fascinating group of telescope objects. This guide enables a user equipped with an average-sized amateur telescope to get the best out of observing them. Topics covered include their astrophysical make-up, history of their discovery, classification and description, telescopes to use, filters, and observing techniques - in short everything anyone would need to know to successfully observe planetary nebulae. The book describes the various forms these astronomical objects can take and explains why they are favorite targets for amateur observers. Descriptions of over 100 nebulae personally observed by the author using telescopes of various sizes are included in the book. Readers can create their own observing program or follow the list of these captivating objects, many of which are found within our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Working through the Messier list will take time , and “ collecting ” these objects
should also be a good exercise in keeping ... The Messier Marathon Tracking
down each of the Messier objects over the course of an observing career can be
Author: Neil Bone
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
'Deep Sky' refers to the universe beyond our own solar system. Using binoculars or telescopes, any sky-gazer can become a deep sky observer. Deep Sky Observer's Guide looks beyond individual stars to target: Star clusters Double Stars Nebulae Galaxies. The Deep Sky Observer's Guide introduces the basics of observing and explains what equipment is required. A chapter is devoted to each type of deep sky target. There are more than 200 such objects featured, with 126 color illustrations and star-finder charts. The Deep Sky Observer Guide is also available in a convenient pack (ISBN: 1-55407-025-2) that comes with deep sky charts and an observing calendar.
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
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Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: Bibliography, National
Luginbuhl , C . B . and Skiff , B . A . Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep
- Sky Objects . ... Burnham , R . Jr . Burnham ' s Celestial Handbook ( volumes 1 -
3 ) . ... Pennington , H . The Year - Round Messier Marathon Field Guide .
Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney
A guidebook to astronomy includes information on viewing the cosmos, buying and using telescopes, and forming a network of amateur astronomers
... to pursue more traditional observing - after all , don't most of the Messier
objects look better at higher magnifications than ... Fortunately , we have
pioneers who have charted this realm , and their catalogues and lists can serve
as our guide .
Author: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.
An expert guide to variable - star observing . ... A great guide with charts to all the
Messiers , in the order they need to be found for a one - night Messier marathon
Amateur - Professional Partnerships in Astronomy , John R. Percy and Joseph ...
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.
New York : Cambridge University Press . O'Meara , Stephen James , and David H
. Levy . 1998. The Messier Objects . New York : Cambridge University Press .
Pennington , Harvard . 1999. The Year - Round Messier Marathon Field Guide .
Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Provides star gazers with the latest data on solar eclipses, phases of the moon, and planetary positions
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography