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eBook Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures ePub

by Stephen James O'Meara

  • ISBN: 0521837049
  • Category: Astronomy and Space Science
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Stephen James O'Meara
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 7, 2007)
  • Pages: 584
  • ePub book: 1709 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1996 kb
  • Other: lrf lit txt mobi
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 187

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Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures succeeds on several levels. Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide.

Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures succeeds on several levels. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany finder charts and detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance.

Stephen James O'Meara I have all three of the Deep-Sky Companions series, and .

Stephen James O'Meara. Perhaps understandably, some of the extra objects in the previous books have been folded into this volume.

Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies

Deep-Sky Companions series  . Stephen James O'Meara has observed all 109 Caldwell objects and Deep Sky Companions.

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Series: Deep-Sky Companions. By: Stephen James O'Meara. 496 pages, 120 half-tones, 120 figs, 110 maps. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies.

Published by Sky Publications and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA (2007). ISBN 10: 1931559457 ISBN 13: 9781931559454.

Deep-Sky Companions: Hidden Treasures (Deep-Sky Companions). Deep-sky companions: the Messier objects. Cambridge University Press. Stephen James O'Meara.

Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing. None of these objects are included in either the Messier or the Caldwell catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

Comments

Zavevidi Zavevidi
I ordered this book based on having read the author's work in Sky & Tel magazine previously, and from being able to use the "See what's inside" feature here at Amazon to get an idea of the content. It looked intriguing, so I placed an order.

Once received, I began reading; from the Preface through the first few objects. I was so delighted with Mr. O'Meara's enthusiastic writing style regards the; objects; the history of how and why he wrote this book, as well as the book's format. I knew I wanted more his work, and immediately ordered his latest volume, "Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep". (It should arrive today)

His generous descriptions in the "...Hidden Treasures" not only contain all the usual data about an object, but he goes on to get me to look closer and see details I never would have thought to even look for. I'm filled with excitement as I greedily read on about the history of this object's discovery, and it's astro physical properties, I can hardly wait to see the object when I'm finished.

This particular volume, "Deep-Sky Companions : Hidden Treasures" also contains a bonus feature...a biography of Caroline Herschel in Appendix A written by : Barbara Wilson. Here, not only her history as an astronomer is revealed, but there is also a modern day discussion of the objects she discovered.

Mr. O'Meara's exciting, passionate writing in these guides are nourishment for me as an amateure astronomer, and I send him a hardy "Thank You" for being willing to share with me, the reader.
Vetitc Vetitc
This was the final book of O'Meara's four Deep Sky Companions" volumes I purchased.

I titled this review "Not a companion at the eyepiece," for good reason. It is a lovely book, profusely illustrated, and difficult or impossible to use under dim lighting conditions. In keeping with the previous and subsequent volumes, the text is well written and informational. My use has become limited to planning, and these volumes do provide a wonderful list of things "to do."

Besides being "too nice" to take outside and get all buggered up with dew or having coffee spilled on it, the format simply isn't what I want at my telescope. I really prefer something more utilitarian and larger type font outside at night. The book would have been considerably more useful if the author had separated the finding directions from the background, historical, and scientific comments. The finder charts are, however, a significant improvement over the "Caldwell Objects" and "Messier Objects" volumes previously published by the author.

All quibbles aside, this is a very nice listing of astronomically interesting "want list objects." I normally spend time during the day making my viewing plans for the evening by making a "to do" list, then on notebook pages abstract out the finding information.

Mr. O'Meara writes well, and I always enjoy his books; I can recemmend this one highly, in spite of the few "warts" I have mentioned.
I'm a Russian Occupant I'm a Russian Occupant
Hidden Treasures by Stephen James O Meara is one of my primary reference books for my deep sky data base that I use
for my observing sessions. Another book by O Meara along the same line is his The Secret Deep. Most of the entries are
not what you may consider "showpieces", but for the somewhat experienced observer many are real gems on their own.
O Meara does go into the arcane facts a bit, but he also includes some very interesting descriptions and background
knowledge of the objects he has viewed personally. He includes over 100 deep-sky objects visible in backyard telescopes
that have not been included in the major sky catalogs. Most all can be seen from mid-northern latitudes. Good references
are a necessity for serious astronomy viewing, and O Mearas books fit right in!
Doriel Doriel
This book lists and describes objects in the sky which some people have never seen unless they live under reasonably dark skies and own a small telescope and/or good binoculars. Like the other two previous volumes, The Messier Objects and The Caldwell Objects, it has the information on each object all in one place. Plus there are many beautiful sketches, easy to read charts, as well as black and white photographs to aid the observer. The title is also bit more appealing than the two previous books, which may attract more novices to read further and increase their knowledge of astronomy. By all means get it if you love astronomy-- especially since now at the time of this review Amazon offers it at over thirty dollars less than the original price.
Gadar Gadar
I was truly surprised by the quality of the research and writing in this volume, and its follow-up, "Secret Deep". My only critisizm is that I found the constellation charts superfluous, could have saved a few pages. Mr. O'Meara is a worthy heir to the late Robert Burnham, of Celestial Handbook fame. I love Daisy Duke. I highly recommend these two volumes.
Chankane Chankane
O'Meara has put together another great book. Here he takes us off the beaten path somewhat in search of deep sky treasure that many observers may neglect. In addition to the NGC and IC catalogues, he also ventures into lesser known catalogues such as Melotte, Trumpler, and Collinder as well as one of his own objects. As with previous volumes in the Deep Sky Companions series, each object is given a photo, drawing, and a finder chart as well as complete historical information. In addition to observations made with his trusty Tele Vue Genesis 4" refractor, observations from other observers using larger scopes are also included. All done in a writing style that is one of the most enjoyable today. Highly recommended for the deep sky observer!