Sky & Telescope contributing editor Stephen O'Meara presents month-by-month selections from Scotty Houston's popular "Deep-Sky Wonders" column, which ran from 1946 until 1994 (after his death in December 1993). Each chapter includes commentary by O'Meara and a table showing the location and characteristics of each object discussed. Illustrated with 133 b&w photos and diagrams.
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