A brand new pack for the amateur deep sky observer. It contains three essential items for exploring the Universe beyond our Solar System.PHILIP'S DEEP SKY OBSERVER'S GUIDEThis practical 192-page illustrated guide is suitable for observers with small- to medium-sized telescopes, or binoculars. Neil Bone, a well-known writer on astronomy and an experienced observer, shares his enthusiasm and expertise in a straightforward and informative book.Neil Bone is Director of the British Astronomical Association Meteor Section and a Contributing Consultant to the popular British magazine Astronomy Now. He is the author of several books and has contributed to many more. He is based near Chichester, West Sussex.Philip's Deep Sky Observer's Guide contains a chapter on each type of deep sky object - galaxies, globular clusters, diffuse nebulae, open clusters, double stars, planetary nebulae and supernova remnants. A number of objects or 'targets' are recommended, and the author describes how to find them and what to expect to see, as well as providing important data and tips for drawing or photographing the target.PHILIP'S STAR CHARTA large wall chart showing the stars of the night sky in three superb maps of the northern and southern hemispheres and the equatorial region. As well as showing all stars visible with the naked eye, the charts also show galaxies, nebulae and other deep sky objects. The maps are accompanied by tables of interesting objects, such as double stars, variable stars, star clusters and nebulae.Main map scale:
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