1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die

Michael E. Bakich
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Your guide to the more interesting nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies, objects that will bring gasps when you see them through a telescope.
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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 you’ve heard of but haven’t 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 you’ve 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!

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Author: Michael E. Bakich
Size: 7 x 10
Pages: 479
Author Bio
Michael E. Bakich is a Senior Editor and Photo Editor for Astronomy magazine. He earned a B.S. in Astronomy from the Ohio State University and an M.A. in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University, and has written and produced dozens of planetarium programs. He serves on the American Astronomical Society Steering Committee for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.
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