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Description - Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures by Stephen James O'Meara

Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521837040
ISBN-10: 0521837049
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 174mm x 51mm)
Pages: 602
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen James O'Meara

Stephen James O'Meara is an award-winning astronomer, former senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine and author of the Deep Sky Companions books The Messier Objects (0521553326) and The Caldwell Objects (0521827965).

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