By Kenneth Glyn Jones
Charles Messier's catalog of nebulae and superstar clusters, released in 1784, marked the beginning of a brand new period of deep-sky astronomy. this day, this practice of watching galaxies and clusters is stored alive through committed novice astronomers. approximately the entire gadgets are noticeable in a small telescope, and lots of, resembling the Crab Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy, are one of the such a lot interesting gadgets 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 worthy creation to deep-sky staring at. old and astrophysical notes carry the technological know-how of those nebulae correct modern. it is a distinctive guide, not likely ever to be equaled in its completeness and significance to the telescope proprietor.
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