3,000 Deep-Sky Objects: An Annotated Catalogue

3,000 Deep-Sky Objects: An Annotated Catalogue


This title is a comprehensive set of visual descriptions of deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere. It is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky ever done in modern times. 3,000 deep-sky objects are listed with short descriptions of the visual appearance in the author`s powerful binocular telescope. Objects in the book are organized by position for easy identification of unknown targets. Full indexes by catalog numbers and names allow searches for specific objects.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xii
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
The Observing Project: An Overview....Pages 3-5
Objects Chosen and Mode of Observing....Pages 7-9
Verbal Descriptions vs. Illustrations....Pages 11-11
Instrumentation....Pages 13-13
The GC/NGC Descriptions and the Herschels....Pages 15-17
Observational Parameters in the Descriptions of This Catalogue....Pages 19-25
The Visual Appearance of Deep-Sky Objects....Pages 27-33
Binocular Vision....Pages 35-37
How to Use This Catalogue....Pages 39-45
Front Matter....Pages 47-47
0 to 6 Hours: FALL....Pages 49-147
6 to 12 Hours: WINTER....Pages 149-269
12 to 18 Hours: SPRING....Pages 271-410
18 to 24 Hours: SUMMER....Pages 411-485
Erratum: 3,000 Deep-Sky Objects....Pages E1-E2
Back Matter....Pages 487-563


  • Author: Ted Aranda (auth.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
  • ISBN-10: 1441994181
  • ISBN-13: 9781441994189
  • Pages: 541
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 6.3M
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