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A Visual Astronomer's Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky: A by Stefan Rumistrzewicz

By Stefan Rumistrzewicz

How again and again have you ever ‘found’ a deep sky item (DSO), ticked it off the checklist, and moved on, or used the ‘Tour’ functionality in your GO-TO ‘scope and stated, ‘Oh that’s a only a smudge’ or ‘Can’t see it – I’ll flow directly to the subsequent one.’ If this has occurred to you, then this ebook is for you. it is going to problem you to return to the ‘smudge’ and very glance. are you able to see the faint wisp or the element within the southeastern nook? are you able to see the small cluster in the cluster? try and classify the open cluster for your self. examine it to the ‘accepted’ Trumpler class. even if you've gotten a GO-TO ‘scope or no longer, this ebook will get you to rediscover one of many good stuff that obtained you into this pastime within the first position – searching through the eyepiece of a telescope. So pack away the DSLR, CCD digicam, the advisor ‘scope, and computing device and open your pencil case! You’re in for a few fun!

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Note that the classification system used in this book is the de Vaucouleurs classification. For further reading and a more in depth explanation of galaxy classification systems refer to Steinicke and Jakiel’s excellent book Galaxies and How to Observe Them (see Recommended Texts), available from this publisher. Have fun and see what you can see! 9 13 M 31 This is our famous galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. Classified as an SAb galaxy, it is visible to the naked eye under dark skies. It requires large fields of view due to its angular size.

Although many of you may have a GO-TO system that will include the vast majority of the objects in this book, it was felt that positional information would be useful for those of you who use digital setting circles. S. 1007/978-1-4419-7242-2 _4, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 16 Chapter 4 Also included is the approximate size of each object, so as to give you, the viewer, some idea of how big the object should appear in your eyepiece’s field of view. If the object appears much smaller – and galaxies often do – then you can challenge yourself to see if you can pick out that extra, very dim, piece of detail!

Try masking Mirach by taking it out of the field of view. M 32 11” SCT M 32 72mm Refractor 26 Chapter 4 NGC 752 This open cluster contains over 80 stars and is best observed at low powers, as it requires a wide field of view. NGC 752 11” SCT Constellation Observing Lists and Photos 27 NGC 752 72mm Refractor Trumpler Classification: II 2 r NGC 891 This is an SAb galaxy presented edge-on. Can you see the dark lane running along full length? If so, can you see the finger-like protrusions from it (use high magnification)?

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