By Jess K. Gilmour
The useful Astronomer's Deep-sky Companion is a vital merchandise of kit for deep-sky observers, whether or not they have an interest in imaging or simply sightseeing. This large-format full-colour ebook is designed to be taken out into the sphere in the course of watching to supply crucial distinctive, targeted info for locating and imaging fascinating deep-sky items. Organised through constellation, each one unfold positive aspects the main attention-grabbing gadgets, with photos, details, place, locator maps, steered publicity instances for telescopes of varied apertures, and masses extra!
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The Practical Astronomer's Deep-sky Companion by Jess K. Gilmour