Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes: With an Addendum for Northern Observatories
Since it was first published in 1968, this reference book has enjoyed enormous popularity as a handbook for amateur observers of the southern sky. Five introductory chapters discuss briefly the various types of objects available for study. They are followed by a table and descriptions of over 1000 objects between the South Pole and 50N declination, each of which was observed by the author. An addendum lists a further 80 objects visible to more northerly observers. There is also a valuable chapter on equipment and observing for amateurs.
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15 cm shows angle and separation bluish bright elliptical bright pale yellow bright stars brighter central star centre culminates change in separation close pair cm will show common proper motion conspicuous constellation culminates at midnight dark dark nebula deep yellow diffuse nebulae double stars easy object edgewise spiral Elegant pair elliptical eg estimated extra-galactic nebulae faint stars fairly bright field of scattered field sprinkled gaseous nebula globular cluster hazy irregular John Herschel little change long period binary Milky nucleus object for small open cluster orange star orbit outliers pale yellow pair pale yellow star planetary nebula prism band proper motion suggests Ptolemy radiation real change region resolved retrograde motion scattered stars similar proper motion single prism image small apertures sown with stars spectral type spectroscopic binary spectrum sprinkled with stars starry field Struve Struve's measures telescopic objects unequal pair white pair William Herschel