By Kenneth Glyn Jones
Charles Messier's catalog of nebulae and celebrity clusters, released in 1784, marked the beginning of a brand new period of deep-sky astronomy. this present day, this custom of staring at galaxies and clusters is saved alive by way of committed beginner astronomers. approximately all of the gadgets are noticeable in a small telescope, and plenty of, corresponding to the Crab Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy, are one of the such a lot attention-grabbing items within the universe. Kenneth Glyn Jones has revised his definitive model of Messier's catalog. His personal observations and drawings, including maps and diagrams, make this a worthwhile advent to deep-sky watching. historic and astrophysical notes deliver the technology of those nebulae correct modern. this can be a specific instruction manual, not likely ever to be equaled in its completeness and value to the telescope proprietor.
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