- This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere updates all of the science about the target objects with new findings from the astrophysics field. In addition, the book boasts a larger format with entirely re-drawn maps. Newly laid out for ease of use with an increased number of images in color, it updates and improves the first edition to remain the most comprehensive text on the subject. One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way, and this book provides a wonderful tour of its highlights for amateur astronomers observing below the equator. In its pages, Southern Hemisphere observers interested in viewing our own galaxy's finest features will find every constellation that the Milky Way passes through with detailed descriptions of the many objects that can be found therein, including stars, double and multiple stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, dark nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. The book also details the one thing that is often left out of observing guides - the amazing star clouds of the Milky Way itself. Accompanying the descriptive text there are many star charts and maps, as well as the latest images made by observatories around the world and in space along with those taken by amateur astronomers. This second edition's updated scientific material and an easy-to-use layout perfect for many nights of fruitful observation.
Table of Contents:
- Intro; Dedication; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Arrangement of Book 2; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: The Milky Way; 1.1 How to Use This Book; 1.2 Star Charts; 1.3 A Plea to the Faithful; Chapter 2: The Milky Way: January - February; 2.1 Monoceros; 2.2 Canis Minor and Hydra; 2.3 Canis Major; 2.4 Puppis; 2.5 Lepus and Columba; 2.6 Pyxis and Antlia; 2.7 Vela; Chapter 3: The Milky Way: March - April; 3.1 Carina; 3.2 Crux; 3.3 Musca; 3.4 Centaurus; 3.5 Circinus; 3.6 Volans; 3.7 Octans; 3.8 Chamaeleon; 3.9 Telescopium
- Chapter 4: The Milky Way: May to June4.1 Triangulum Australe; 4.2 Apus; 4.3 Lupus; 4.4 Norma; 4.5 Ara; 4.6 Pavo; 4.7 Libra; 4.8 Scorpius; 4.9 Ophiuchus; 4.10 Corona Australis; Appendix 1 Astronomical Co-ordinate Systems; The Equatorial Coordinate System; The Galactic Coordinate System; Appendix 2 Magnitudes; Appendix 3 Stellar Classification; OBAFGKMLRNS; Appendix 4 Light Filters; Appendix 5 Star Clusters; Appendix 6 Double Stars; Appendix 7 Star Colors; Appendix 8 Books, Magazines and Astronomical Organizations; Books; Magazines; Organizations; Appendix 9 The Greek Alphabet
- Item content: English
- Includes index.
Description based on: Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 11, 2018).
- 1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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- QB857.7 .I545 2018eb
- 9783319729503 (electronic bk.)
3319729500 (electronic bk.)
9783319729497 (print) [Invalid]
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- Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-72950-3