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Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

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ISBN-10: 0387681248

ISBN-13: 9780387681245

Edition: 2007

Authors: James Mullaney

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Amateur astronomers ??? particularly deep-sky observers ??? are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe Them offers the exciting opportunity of retracing the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived. This is a practical guide to seeing the most impressive of Herschel??'s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. There has never been ??? and as of the time of submitting this proposal there still isn???t ??? an observer??'s book devoted to the Herschel objects. The US-based Astronomical League has for several years sponsored a "Herschel Club," reflecting the interest amateur astronomers have in this important…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 167
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
William Herschel's Life, Telescopes and Catalogs
Introduction
Who Was Sir William Herschel?
From Musician to Stargazer
Uranus and The King's Astronomer
Caroline and Sir John
Explorer of the Heavens
Herschel's Telescopes
Early Instruments
A Telescope-Making Business
The Small and Large 20-Foot
The Great 40-Foot
Herschel's Catalogs and Classes
Double and Multiple Stars
Star Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies
Miscataloged Objects
The GC, NGC and NGC 2000.0
Observing Techniques
Is This Really Necessary?
Dark Adaptation
Averted Vision
Color Perception
Visual Acuity
Magnification and Field of View
Sky Conditions
Record-Keeping
Finding Them
Personal Matters
Exploring The Herschel Showpieces
Showpieces of Class I
Bright Nebulae
Aries
Bootes
Cancer
Canes Venatici
Coma Berenices
Corvus
Delphinus
Draco
Eridanus
Leo
Lynx
Ophiuchus
Pegasus
Perseus
Sagittarius
Scutum
Sextans
Ursa Major
Virgo
Showpieces of Class IV
Planetary Nebulae
Andromeda
Camelopardalis
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Corvus
Cygnus
Delphinus
Draco
Eridanus
Gemini
Hercules
Hydra
Monoceros
Ophiuchus
Orion
Puppis
Sagittarius
Taurus
Ursa Major
Virgo
Showpieces of Class V
Very Large Nebulae
Andromeda
Antlia
Camelopardalis
Canes Venatici
Cetus
Coma Berenices
Cygnus
Draco
Fornax
Leo
Orion
Sagittarius
Sculptor
Triangulum
Ursa Major
Showpieces of Class VI
Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars
Bootes
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Coma Berenices
Gemini
Hydra
Libra
Monoceros
Ophiuchus
Orion
Perseus
Sagittarius
Scorpius
Sculptor
Showpieces of Class VII
Compressed Clusters of Small and Large Stars
Andromeda
Aquila
Auriga
Camelopardalis
Canis Major
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Cygnus
Monoceros
Perseus
Puppis
Sagittarius
Taurus
Vulpecula
Showpieces of Class VIII
Coarsely Scattered Clusters of Stars
Auriga
Cassiopeia
Cygnus
Lacerta
Monoceros
Ophiuchus
Orion
Puppis
Scutum
Taurus
Vulpecula
Samples of Classes II & III
Faint Nebulae and Very Faint Nebulae
Andromeda
Aquila
Cassiopeia
Cetus
Coma Berenices
Draco
Gemini
Hercules
Hydra
Leo
Leo
Pegasus
Sagittarius
Triangulum
Virgo
Virgo
Showpieces Missed by Herschel
How Did This Happen?
List of Overlooked Showpieces
Aquarius
Aquila
Auriga
Camelopardalis
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Cetus
Cygnus
Fornax
Hercules
Lyra
Monoceros
Ophiuchus
Orion
Sagittarius
Taurus
The ""Missing"" Herschel Objects
Where Did They Go?
The Disappearance of H VIII-44
Some ""Nonexistent"" Herschel Objects
Aquila
Aquila
Auriga
Cancer
Canis Major
Canis Minor
Cepheus
Cepheus
Cetus
Cygnus
Cygnus
Cygnus
Cygnus
Delphinus
Gemini
Monoceros
Monoceros
Monoceros
Orion
Orion
Puppis
Puppis
Puppis
Sagittarius
Sagittarius
Taurus
Taurus
Taurus
Taurus
Vulpecula
Conclusion
Herschel's Legacy
""The Construction of the Heavens""
Making the Photon Connection
Appendices
Herschel Clubs
Selected Herschel References
Books and Manuals
Journal and Magazine Articles
Target List of 615 Herschel Objects
About the Author
Index