1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die: The Best Sky Objects for Star Gazers

1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die: The Best Sky Objects for Star Gazers


Many deep-sky objects that can appear quite wonderful in photographs can be hard to observe in the telescope. This book is your guide to the more interesting nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, objects that will bring gasps when you see them through a telescope. Author Michael E. Bakich shows you how to spot constellations youve heard of but havent been able to find. He gives you lists of bright deep-sky objects to target on clear nights. And he guides your search for the famous named splendors youve heard of and perhaps seen a picture of and would like to see through your own telescope. Bakich, an observer since he was in third grade, knows the sky better than most. In his current position as senior editor and also photo editor for the highly regarded Astronomy magazine, he has the technical expertise and finely honed communication skills to help you easily locate the best sites in the sky. His more than 250 astroimages help you identify the detail in these sky wonders. Bakich organizes his 1,001 objects according to their best viewing months, so anytime is a good time to pick up this book and start observing. As long as you know what month it is, just head for that chapter, set up your scope, and off you go!

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xiii
January....Pages 1-45
February....Pages 47-70
March....Pages 71-129
April....Pages 131-167
May....Pages 169-197
June....Pages 199-251
July....Pages 253-288
August....Pages 289-326
September....Pages 327-347
October....Pages 349-385
November....Pages 387-422
December....Pages 423-465
Back Matter....Pages 467-479


  • Author: Michael E. Bakich (auth.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
  • ISBN-10: 1441917764
  • ISBN-13: 9781441917768, 9781441917775
  • Pages: 486
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 16.9M
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