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O'Meara, Stephen James, 1956-
The secret deep / Stephen James O'Meara ; with object photos by Mario Motta
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QB63 .O638 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Galaxies -- Observers' manuals
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals
Physical Description xiii, 483 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Summary "In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories and up-to-date astrophysical information to enrich the observing experience. Featuring galaxies, clusters and nebulae not covered in other Deep-Sky Companions books, this is a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. About this book; 2. The secret deep; Appendix A. The secret deep: basic data; Appendix B. Twenty additional secret deep objects; Appendix C. Deep-sky lists: comparison table; Appendix D. Photo credits; Index; The Secret Deep checklist
Series Deep-sky companions

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