Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters

By: Jones, Kenneth Glyn

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Practical Astronomy Handbooks Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.80 X 7.40 X 1.30 inches; xvii, 427 pages; Hard cover is blue cloth boards, with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to boards. DJ has slight bumping, rubbing; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with b/w plates, charts, maps and tables. Originally published in 1784. ' 18th century comet hunter Charles Messier had a problem. He was finding a number of strange objects that made his comet hunting difficult. In 1774 he published the first edition of his catalog. By the time the final version was published in 1781, the catalog contained 103 objects. The catalog that Messier compiled of nuisance objects turned out to be one of the most important and long lasting catalogs in astronomy. The objects turned out to be various types of nebulea and galaxies. This book takes each one of Messier's Object, identifies it and locates it so that any amatuer with a modest telescope can observe them'. 6 appendices; index of names; indes of objects; index of subjects.

Title: Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters

Author Name: Jones, Kenneth Glyn

Categories: Cultural History, Science, Geography, Education, France, Reference, Astronomy,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0521370795

ISBN Number 13: 9780521370790

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 8998

Keywords: Astronomy; Astronomers; Star Charts; Reference; Star Charts; Outer Space; Science; Comets; Catalogs;,