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Uniform Title Atlas der Messier-Objekte. English
Title Atlas of the Messier objects : highlights of the deep sky / Ronald Stoyan [and others]
Edition [English edition]
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge Univ. Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (370 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), map
Summary The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object given include a thoroughly-researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and clear observational descriptions from naked eye through to large telescopes. In addition, this atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, inverted and labelled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is the most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Messier, Charles, 1730-1817. Catalogue des nébuleuses et amas d'étoiles
Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Galaxies -- Atlases.
Galaxies -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Nebulae -- Atlases.
Stars -- Clusters -- Atlases.
Stars -- Clusters -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Genre/Form Charts, diagrams, etc.
Scientific atlases.
Form Electronic book
Author Stoyan, Ronald.
ISBN 0511424280 (electronic bk.)
051153650X (electronic bk.)
9780511424281 (electronic bk.)
9780511536502 (electronic bk.)