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Harrington, Philip S
Cosmic challenge : the ultimate observing list for amateurs / Philip S. Harrington
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QB64 .H36 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Astronomy -- Observers' manuals
Physical Description xi, 469 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-462) and index
Summary "Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies and quasars.... Features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for viewing by the naked eye, through binoculars, to the largest backyard telescopes"--Jacket

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