The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects

Written by experienced observer James Mullaney and illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this is a magnificent 'celestial roadmap' to some of the finest deep-sky showpieces.

Author: James Mullaney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495712

Category: Science

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This superb, all-purpose star atlas is the first of its kind devoted to observing the Herschel objects with binoculars and telescopes. It displays over 2500 of the most visually-attractive star clusters, nebulae and galaxies that were discovered by Sir William, Caroline and Sir John Herschel, and is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. Covering the entire sky from the North to the South Celestial Pole, and showing all 88 constellations, it is also a general sky atlas showing variable, double and multiple stars, and the Milky Way. Written by experienced observer James Mullaney and illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, this is a magnificent 'celestial roadmap' to some of the finest deep-sky showpieces. Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colors for use at a telescope, with color-coded symbols for easy recognition and identification, this is an all-purpose observing reference for all amateur observers. Additional resources, including a target list ordered by Herschel designation, are available to download from www.cambridge.org/9780521138178.

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Sir William Herschel's Star Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies Mark Bratton ... The Replica of William Herschel's 25-foot Spanish Telescope, The Speculum: The Journal of the William Herschel ... The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects.

Author: Mark Bratton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107376854

Category: Science

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Sir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late eighteenth century are unrivalled. His lasting legacy is his dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky. This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most accurate and up-to-date reference of its kind. Retrace the footsteps of one of history's greatest astronomers and explore every one of Herschel's landmark discoveries, including those considered to be lost or non-existent. Read detailed notes about each object's appearance and physical characteristics, and view hundreds of photos of the most intriguing Herschel objects, along with dozens of sketches of what is visible at the eyepiece. This superb book is a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges, and as the ultimate reference on the Herschel objects.

The Cambridge Star Atlas

... 2009 The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects James Mullaney and Wil Tirion Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2011 The basic photographic Moon map is courtesy Mark Rosiek and the U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, ...

Author: Wil Tirion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521173636

Category: Science

Page: 90

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Provides information about the moon, star charts and monthly sky maps covering that which is visible each month in different hemispheres. Original.

The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them

Among these are many Herschel objects – especially the 615 prominent ones I proposed as a goal for Herschel clubs (and ... Such widely used ones as Norton's Star Atlas, The Cambridge Star Atlas, and the Bright Star Atlas 2000.0 are fine ...

Author: James Mullaney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387681252

Category: Science

Page: 167

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Amateur astronomers are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. This exciting book retraces the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer who ever lived. This is a practical guide to locating and viewing the most impressive of Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, cataloging more than 600 of the brightest objects, and offering detailed descriptions and images of 150 to 200 of the best.

A Buyer s and User s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars

... 2002) The Cambridge Double Star Atlas—James Mullaney & Wil Tirion (Cambridge University Press, 2009) The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects—James Mullaney & Wil Tirion (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Sky & Telescope's Messier ...

Author: James Mullaney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461487333

Category: Science

Page: 223

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Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes – and these days not necessarily a low-cost one – will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. This exciting and revised new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand, and model on today’s market, a truly invaluable treasure-trove of information and helpful advice for all amateur astronomers. Originally written in 2006, much of the first edition is inevitably now out of date, as equipment advances and manufacturers come and go. This second edition not only updates all the existing sections of “A Buyer’s and User’s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars” but adds two new ones: Astro-imaging and Professional-Amateur collaboration. Thanks to the rapid and amazing developments that have been made in digital cameras – not those specialist cool-chip astronomical cameras, not even DSLRs, but regular general-purpose vacation cameras – it is easily possible to image all sorts of astronomical objects and fields. Technical developments, including the Internet, have also made it possible for amateur astronomers to make a real contribution to science by working with professionals. Selecting the right device for a variety of purposes can be an overwhelming task in a market crowded with observing options, but this comprehensive guide clarifies the process. Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy – whether as a first instrument or as an upgrade to the next level – will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice. It also supplies the reader with many useful hints and tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars to get the best possible results from your purchase.

Turn Left at Orion

So, you've made it through the seasons and you've seen most of the objects in this book that are visible from ... Tirion: The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects R. Stoyan and S. Schurig: Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas W. Tirion and R.W. ...

Author: Guy Consolmagno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108457569

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This unique and best-selling guidebook to the night sky shows amateur astronomers how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets will actually look in a small telescope, with large pages and spiral binding for ease of use outside.

The Amateur Astronomer s Guide to the Deep Sky Catalogs

Mullaney, James, The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Them, Springer Books, New York (2007). Mullaney, James, and W. Tirion. The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects, Cambridge University Press, New York (2011). Newcomb, Simon.

Author: Jerry D. Cavin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461406563

Category: Science

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Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most well known are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC. All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program, know how to use the catalog, or even realize just how many there are out there! The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs is a single compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It discusses their origins, compares what's in them, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and even outlines how readers can create suitable 'custom' catalogs for their own use. The last section provides a set of three deep-sky catalogs created by the author, for observers of different levels of experience, from newcomer to expert.

Celebrating the Universe

ALSO BY JAMES MULLANEY The Cambridge Double Star Atlas (Cambridge University Press) The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects (Cambridge University Press) Edgar Cayce and the Cosmos (A.R.E. Press) Double and Multiple Stars and How to ...

Author: James Mullaney

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401941734

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The very first work of its kind, Celebrating the Universe! is a tour of the wonders of the heavens, with a focus on the "soul" of the night sky. Astronomer and author James Mullaney has written this travel guide to the stars from a metaphysical and spiritual perspective in addition to a scientific one. The unique unifying theme throughout is the personal benefits of communing with these marvels firsthand—the joy and heady excitement of participating in the great cosmic drama unfolding nightly overhead. Everything the budding stargazer and celestial pilgrim needs for this journey is contained within this volume, from how to observe the sky (with the unaided eye and binoculars) . . . to what to see—and why! This book covers: • The Sun, the Moon, and all of the planets • Comets, asteroids, meteors, and artificial satellites • Variable and exploding stars, colorful double and multiple stars, and glittering star clusters • Eerie glowing nebulae, our majestic Milky Way, and remote galaxies Through exercises and reflections, you’ll also learn about little-known aspects of stargazing such as therapeutic relaxation, celestial meditation, expansion of consciousness, spiritual contact, and astral travel; and you’ll explore profound concepts such as our heritage as children of the stars (we are made of stardust!) and our cosmic destiny as citizens of the universe.

Nebulae Star Clusters Galaxies

... The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects, Cambridge University Press 2011 Burnham R. jr., Burnham's Celestial Handbook, 3 Vol., Dover Publublications 1978 Buta R., Corwin H., Odewahn S., The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies, ...

Author: Wolfgang Steinicke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749441068

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies are outside our solar system. They belong to the 'deep sky' and lead the observer to great distances and at the same time the view goes far into the past. The light of the most distant galaxies took billions of years to reach us. No less fascinating is our home galaxy, the Milky Way, offering many bright nebulae and star clusters. The book covers three important topics related to deep-sky objects: history, astrophysics, and observation. When beginners observe an object visually, not knowing anything about it, they will only perceive a faint spot of light - nothing really exciting. So, to get the right 'cosmic' feeling, the view should be enriched with stories about the object's discovery, distance, physical nature, or evolution. Supplied with this kind of information, deep-sky observing becomes a fascinating activity - braving the cold and darkness. Over time, advanced fields such as observation techniques or astrophotography come into play. The book informs the reader about all these topics and offers a comprehensive collection of interesting targets.

The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies

About his method of classification, Herschel says that he had “to examine the nature of the various celestial objects that have been hitherto discovered, in order to arrange them in a manner most conformable to their construction”.

Author: Michael König

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107189485

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Galaxies - the Milky Way's siblings - offer a surprising variety of forms and colours. Displaying symmetrical spiral arms, glowing red nebulae or diffuse halos, even the image of a galaxy can reveal much about its construction. All galaxies consist of gas, dust and stars, but the effects of gravity, dark matter and the interaction of star formation and stellar explosions all influence their appearances. This volume showcases more than 250 of the most beautiful galaxies within an amateur's reach and uses them to explain current astrophysical research. It features fantastic photographs, unique insights into our knowledge, tips on astrophotography and essential facts and figures based on the latest science. From the Andromeda Galaxy to galaxy clusters and gravitational lenses, the nature of galaxies is revealed through these stunning amateur photographs. This well illustrated reference atlas deserves a place on the bookshelves of astronomical imagers, observers and armchair enthusiasts.