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Nebulae and How to Observe Them

Handbook / Manual
By: Steven Coe
220 pages, 128 illus., 11 in colour
Publisher: Springer Nature
Nebulae and How to Observe Them
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  • Nebulae and How to Observe Them ISBN: 9781846284823 Paperback Dec 2006 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Up-to-date information for amateur astronomers. Details observing techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments.


Introduction. PART 1- 1. Star Formation and Composition ? the ingredients of Nebulae.- 2. The Milky Way ? our Galaxy and Home to Nebulae - Emission Nebulae - Reflection Nebulae - Dark Nebulae - Planetary Nebulae - Supernova Remnants - Extragalactic nebulae? PART 2- 3. Instruments - naked eye, binoculars, RFT, Mak/SCT, Dobsonians.- 4. Techniques - Dark adapation, red light, averted vision.- 5. Accessories - eyepieces, filters, finders.- 6. Locating objects ? setting circles, star hopping, ?goto?.- 7. Resources - finder charts, computer-based planetaria, deep-sky books, the Internet.- 8 Observing Guide - planning, conditions and weather, seeing and transparency, atmosphere, logging.- 9. Observing lists. Catalogues of nebulae ? general: NGC/IC, Messier; Gaseous: Lynds; Planetaries: P+K, Strasbourg; Dark: Barnard, Lynds

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Handbook / Manual
By: Steven Coe
220 pages, 128 illus., 11 in colour
Publisher: Springer Nature
Media reviews

From the reviews: "If you're a beginning or intermediate observer, and if you're interested in observing nebulae, this is a book you should check out. I like the book for many reasons. Coe writes in a conversational tone. ! Coe's book works as an advanced checklist, but with lots of highly valuable notes." (Michael Bakich,, December, 2006) "This slim volume is part of Springer's Astronomers' Observing Guides series which is aimed at more-advanced amateur astronomers. ! the first 42 pages are taken up with fairly basic information on how to select an observing site. ! The second section of the book describes some of the author's favourite nebulae arranged by observing season. ! for beginners who want a basic guide to observing nebulae the book will have a few good tips and a list of targets for them to track down." (Owen Brazell, The Observatory, Vol. 127 (1200), October, 2007) "Coe has written an excellent how-to guide based on his years of observing nebulae in dark locations, mostly in the deserts of the western US. This volume is one in a series of "Astronomers' Observing Guides' intended for serious amateur astronomers. ! Helpful tips include the use of planetarium software and advice on how to dress warmly. ! An appendix lists hundreds of nebulae with catalog number, coordinates, and brief observing notes. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers." (M. Dickinson, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), July, 2007) "This book, by S.R. Coe, is published in the series Astronomers' Observing guides and provides an up-to-date information to the amateur astronomers who want to know all about what they are observing. The objectives and the scope of this book are thus clear ! . An appendix contains a listing of a wide variety of nebulae across the entire sky." (Emile Biemont, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 29 (4), 2007)

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