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The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs
New printing with updated tables and finder charts!
Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, divided in 187 challenges, Cosmic Challenge
will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique
mix of solar system and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting
for the Apollo
lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost
planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant
galaxies, and quasars. Each target object is accompanied by a rating
indicating how difficult the object is to find, an in-depth visual
description, an sketch showing how the object realistically
looks (some may even require averted vision!), and a detailed finder
chart to help you find each challenge quickly and effectively.
The guide introduces objects often overlooked in other observing guides
and features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner
city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for the naked
eye, through binoculars and the largest backyard telescopes.
Library of Congress Catalog Data
||Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
||Cosmic Challenge: The Ultimate
Observing List for Amateurs
||Cambridge University Press
||June 30, 2019
||Includes bibliographical references and