Observing handbook and catalogue of deep-sky objects
- Christian B. Luginbuhl, Brian A. Skiff.
- Luginbuhl, Christian B.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1989.
Where to find it
* A detailed and comprehensive guide to observing the deep sky * All descriptions meticulously researched and checked for this book * Information and descriptions for more than 2000 galaxies, nebulae and star clusters * Suitable for use with small telescopes * Helpful charts and advice on how to observe * Comprehensive catalogue included * Essential reference for telescope users and astrophotographers This is the most detailed guide to observing galaxies, clusters and nebulae available in a single volume. The objects included range from those visible in binoculars to faint galaxies requiring a 30 cm telescope. For most objects descriptions are given for a range of telescope apertures; the catalogue contains data not available elsewhere.
- List of charts, tables and figures
- Part I Amateur Observing
- Finderscopes and finding
- Star atlases
- Looking through the telescope
- Lighting and the recording of notes
- Observing locations
- Instruments used in the survey of deep-sky objects
- Observing sites for the survey
- Part II Deep-Sky Data Sources
- Open clusters
- Globular clusters
- Planetary nebulae
- Galactic nebulae
- Double stars
- Part III Observations
- Notes on references for deep-sky observers
- Appendix of double stars