Hartung's Astronomical Objects For Southern Telescopes

David Frew, David Malin
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Hartung's Astronomical Objects For Southern Telescopes

Published

30 September 1991

ISBN

9780522845532

Edition

Second

Weight

888g

Size

243mm x 176mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Hartung's Astronomical Objects For Southern Telescopes

David Frew, David Malin
Many of the most spectacular and interesting astronomical objects are found in the magnificent southern skies.

Professor E. J. Hartung first produced a comprehensive and highly respected guide for southern observers in 1968. The book was thoroughly revised, expanded in 1995, enhancing its essential character as an indispensable source of information for the active observer of the night sky.

Nearly 200 objects are illustrated in black and white and much new background material has been included about the constellations and celestial coordinate systems as well as a more modern description of the stars, nebulae and galaxies. New tables include a 'southern Messier' list of objects.

The authors' passion for their subject makes this a unique and inspirational book.
Many of the most spectacular and interesting astronomical objects are found in the magnificent southern skies.

Professor E. J. Hartung first produced a comprehensive and highly respected guide for southern observers in 1968. The book was thoroughly revised, expanded in 1995, enhancing its essential character as an indispensable source of information for the active observer of the night sky.

Nearly 200 objects are illustrated in black and white and much new background material has been included about the constellations and celestial coordinate systems as well as a more modern description of the stars, nebulae and galaxies. New tables include a 'southern Messier' list of objects.

The authors' passion for their subject makes this a unique and inspirational book.

About the author

David Frew is one of Australia's best-known amateur astronomers and is a regular contributor to Sky & Space magazine. He holds a degree in Applied Geology and is a science teacher at a Sydney secondary school.

About David Frew

David Malin is the Photographic Scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory and is well known for his pioneering techniques in astronomical photography, a field in which he is internationally recognised as the world leader. In 1985 he was awarded the Jackson-Gwilt Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and an Henri Chrétien award from the American Astronomical Society. He has produced many scientific papers and popular articles on astronomy and is the co-author of Catalogue of the Universe and Colours of the Stars. His most recent book, A View of the Universe, won the 1994 Eureka Prize.

About David Malin

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