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Author Pugh, Philip (Philip M.), 1955-

Title Observing the Messier objects with a small telescope : in the footsteps of a great observer / Philip Pugh
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 387 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series, 1431-9756
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Charles Messier: His Life, Discoveries, and Legacy -- Introduction to the Messier Objects -- Part I: M1 -- M22 -- Part II: M23 -- M45 -- Part III: M46 -- M68 -- Part IV: M69 -- M91 -- Part V: M92 -- M110 -- Glossary -- Index
Summary Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope lets the reader follow in Charles Messier's footsteps by observing the Messier objects more or less as the great man saw them himself! This book contains descriptions and photographs of¡ his 110 cataloged objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. Messier's telescope (thought to be a 4-inch) was, by today's amateur standards, small. It also had rather poor optics by modern standards. The visual appearance of a Messier object is often very different from what can be imaged with the same telescope, and this book shows what you can see with a small telescope or even binoculars!
Analysis Physics
Science (General)
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Popular Science in Astronomy
Popular Science, general
History of Science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Messier, Charles
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Galaxies -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Stars -- Clusters -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Nebulae -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Genre/Form Charts, diagrams, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780387853574 (electronic bk.)
038785357X (electronic bk.)