Deep Sky Observer's GuideBook - 2005
Introduction to deep sky observing using binoculars and small telescopes.
'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
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.
Focusing on observing objects that lie far beyond our solar system via low-tech rather than high-tech methods, a lecturer in the field introduces amateurs to the deep sky "family." The guide includes the basics of deep sky observing, a historical overview, star charts, listings by constellation/magnitude/season, and the Messier List of the brightest objects. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)