Annotations for Deep-Sky Wonders : A Tour of the Universe With Sky & Telescope's Sue French


Baker & Taylor
Collects some of the author's "Deep-Sky Wonders" columns, arranged by season and month, providing one hundred in-depth tours of the nighttime sky.

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Book News
French, a columnist for Star & Telescope magazine and former planetarium educator, presents a well-illustrated tour of deep-sky attractions, organized by season and month. She conveys her enthusiasm for viewing planetary nebulae, constellations, stars, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our home one that she lucidly describes. The volume includes star maps and information on using them, scientific and historical background, telescope use tips, data summary tables, art illustrations, and resources. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Firefly Books Ltd

A new collection from Sky and Telescope's popular columnist.

Sue French's elegant, informative monthly columns in Sky and Telescope magazine have won this astronomy writer a passionate following among astronomy enthusiasts. In 2005, French published 60 of these columns in Celestial Sampler, a book that garnered rave reviews and earned bestseller sales.

Deep-Sky Wonders is a welcome expansion of that winning format. A new collection of the best of French's "Deep-Sky Wonders" columns, the book is organized by season and subdivided into months, offering readers a total of 100 in-depth tours of the deep sky with enduring relevance.

The book includes:

Deep-Sky Wonders also features a variety of challenging objects that encourage observers to test the limits of their equipment and skills. Fragments of poetry and prose enliven the text, while each tour illuminates little-known seasonal wonders that lie off the beaten path. From a January journey down the celestial river Eridanus to an autumnal visit to the den of Vulpecula, the Little Fox, French brings the wonders of the sky to life.

Suitable for beginning and intermediate small-scope astronomers as well as large-scope viewers and astrophotographers, this book will be greeted enthusiastically by all Sky and Telescope readers, especially French's many fans. It is also an outstanding introduction to deep-sky viewing for novice observers.



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Firefly Books Ltd
A new collection from Sky and Telescope's popular columnist.

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