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Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems

Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems

This Deep-Sky Companion presents 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers, each accompanied by beautiful images, clear finder charts, and a lucid commentary.

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ISBN 9781107015012
Barcode 9781107015012
Published 8 April 2013 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Meara, Stephen James
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ISBN-13 9781107015012
ISBN-10 1107015014
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 8 April 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Meara, Stephen James
Category Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Number of Pages 450
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 1,270g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Astronomy - Southern Hemisphere, SCIENCE / Astronomy
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 523
Catalogue Code 308071

Description of this Book

In Southern Gems, Stephen James O'Meara makes a detour beneath the southern skies, presenting a fresh list of 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers to observe. Showcasing many exceptional objects catalogued by the pioneering observer James Dunlop, known as the 'Messier of the southern skies', all are visible through small- to moderate-sized telescopes or binoculars under dark skies. The list features some of the blackest dark nebulae, icy blue planetary nebulae, and magnificent galaxies of all types. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories, and up-to-date astrophysical background information. Whether you live in the southern hemisphere or are just visiting, this new Deep-Sky Companion will make a perfect observing partner, whatever your background. There is no other southern sky guide like it on the market.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Wonderful entertainment ...' Astronomy Now
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Stephen James O'Meara is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including others in the celebrated Deep-Sky Companions series, and is well known among the astronomical community for his engaging and informative writing style and for his remarkable skills as a visual observer. O'Meara spent much of his early career on the editorial staff of Sky and Telescope before joining Astronomy magazine as its Secret Sky columnist and a contributing editor. An award-winning visual observer, he was the first person to sight Halley's Comet on its return in 1985 and the first to determine visually the rotation period of Uranus. One of his most distinguished feats was the visual detection of the mysterious spokes in Saturn's B-ring before spacecraft imaged them. Among his achievements, O'Meara has received the prestigious Lone Stargazer Award, the Omega Centauri Award and the Caroline Herschel Award. Asteroid 3637 was named O'Meara in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. In his spare time, he travels the world to document volcanic eruptions. He is a contract videographer for National Geographic Digital Motion and a contract photographer for the National Geographic Image Collection.

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