Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars

Chapter 6.  

Stellar Happenings
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Topics covered

  • Definitions of deep-sky objects, including:

    • Double stars

    • Variable stars

    • Asterisms

    • Open and globular star clusters

    • Bright, dark, and planetary nebulae

    • Galaxies

  • Deep-sky catalogs

    • Messier

    • Herschel's General catalog

    • New General Catalog

    • Index Catalogs

    • Collinder, Melotte, Harvard, Barnard, and many other specialty catalogs

  • Observing tricks and tips


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