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The Secret Deep

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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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."

BBC Sky at Night Magazine



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

The Secret Deep checklist

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

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