Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes: A Handbook for Amateur Observers

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 19, 1995 - Nature - 428 pages
Many of the most spectacular astronomical objects are found in the southern skies. With this up-to-date, superbly illustrated handbook, both the amateur with binoculars and the expert with a telescope can make discoveries about new and interesting objects. Professor E. J. Hartung first produced his comprehensive and highly respected guide in 1968. Now the book has been greatly expanded and thoroughly revised, enhancing its character as an indispensable information source. With over 150 illustrations, new material is included on constellations and celestial coordinate systems as well as more modern descriptions of stars, nebulae and galaxies. The authors have included a new "southern Messier" list of objects. The authors' passion for their subject make this a unique and inspirational book. Many of the beautiful photographs were taken by David Malin, the world's leading astronomical photographer. The result will fascinate active and armchair astronomers alike.
 

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Contents

The Stars as Clock Calendar and Compass
1
Stars and Starlight
21
Clusters of Stars
41
Nebulae
53
Galaxies
71
Amateur Observing
85
Introduction to the Table
103
Andromeda And
151
Canes Venatici CVn
176
Cassiopeia Cas
194
Chamaeleon Cha
207
Corona Borealis CrB
220
Draco Dra
233
Grus Gru
247
Lacerta Lac
260
Lynx Lyn
275

Aquila Aql
160
Aries Ari
167
Caelum Cae
173
Monoceros Mon
288
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