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By Stephen James O'Meara

The Herschel four hundred is an inventory of four hundred galaxies, nebulae, and celebrity clusters, picked from over 2,500 deep-sky items found and catalogued through the nice eighteenth-century astronomer Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline. It includes 231 galaxies, 107 open clusters, 33 globular clusters, 20 planetary nebulae, 2 halves of a unmarried planetary nebula, and seven shiny nebulae. during this consultant Steve O'Meara takes the observer during the record, season by way of season, month by way of month, evening via evening, item via item. He works during the gadgets in a delicately deliberate and methodical means, taking in one of the most dramatic non-Messier galaxies, nebulae, and big name clusters within the evening sky. excellent for astronomers who've tackled the Messier gadgets, this richly illustrated consultant may help the novice astronomer hone their gazing abilities.

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