Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deep
In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories and up-to-date astrophysical information to enrich the observing experience. Featuring galaxies, clusters and nebulae not covered in other Deep-Sky Companions books, this is a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer.
- Electronic book text
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 435 b/w illus.
'This text is a welcome addition to the library of any deep sky observer and a must for O'Meara fans. Recommended!' Astronomy Now '... a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer.' Spaceflight 'Excellent.' BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Table of contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. About this book; 2. The secret deep; Appendix A. The secret deep: basic data; Appendix B. Twenty additional secret deep objects; Appendix C. Deep-sky lists: comparison table; Appendix D. Photo credits; Index; The Secret Deep checklist.