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The Secret Deep

A fresh, new list of 109 deep-sky gazing challenges not previously featured in the Deep-Sky Companions series
Features many amazing objects, including the flattest galaxy known and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered
Filled with beautiful photographs and sketches and O'Meara's original finder charts and directions to finding the objects

Series: Deep-Sky Companions

By: Stephen James O'Meara (Author), Mario Motta (Illustrator)

483 pages, b/w photos, b/w star charts

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #188525 | ISBN-13: 9780521198769
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NHBS Price: £35.99 $45/€43 approx

About this book

In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories and up-to-date astrophysical information to enrich the observing experience. Featuring galaxies, clusters and nebulae not covered in other Deep-Sky Companions books, this is a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer.

"This text is a welcome addition to the library of any deep sky observer and a must for O'Meara fans. Recommended!"
Astronomy Now

"[...] a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer."
Spaceflight

"Excellent."
BBC Sky at Night Magazine


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. About this book
2. The secret deep

Appendix A. The secret deep: basic data
Appendix B. Twenty additional secret deep objects
Appendix C. Deep-sky lists: comparison table
Appendix D. Photo credits

Index
The Secret Deep checklist


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Biography

Stephen James O'Meara is author of several highly acclaimed books, including others in the celebrated Deep-Sky Companions series.

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