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By Dr Michael D. Inglis FRAS (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1447106415

ISBN-13: 9781447106418

ISBN-10: 1852337427

ISBN-13: 9781852337421

One of the wonders of the universe we are living in is the Milky method. It spans the whole sky and will be noticeable each evening of the 12 months from anyplace on the earth. this can be the 1st publication that bargains particularly with what should be visible in the Milky approach from a realistic observer's viewpoint. Astronomy of the Milky Way covers each constellation that the Milky approach passes via, and describes intimately the various items that may be stumbled on therein, together with stars, double and a number of stars, emission nebulae, planetary nebulae, darkish nebulae and supernovae remnants, open and galactic clusters, and galaxies. It additionally describes the only factor that's frequently disregarded of watching publications - the fantastic superstar clouds of the Milky method itself. it really is one in all a two-volume set that care for the complete Milky means - this moment quantity seems to be at what may be visible predominantly from the Southern skies as well as the descriptive textual content there are lots of megastar charts and maps, in addition to the most recent updated photos made through observatories worldwide and in area, in addition to pictures taken through novice astronomers. outfitted with this booklet, an beginner astronomer can exit on any transparent evening of the 12 months and notice the galaxy we are living in - The Milky Way.

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F'""-""... ~ .. -: \ . ~. ~. ' . - . - . : . -\ . . . •1" '. "• . : ,::. . : . Columba . L-------i<~\~--'-----'-'7;i... 15 (above) . Lepus; Columbo . 16 (below) . Pyxis; Anlilo. --. 26. NGC 2613 (Space Telescope Science Institute, AAO, UK-PPARC, ROE, Notional Geographic Society, and California Institute of Technology). absent from other Milky Way constellations. Because the Milky Way is less dense here, the galaxies' light can penetrate through the stars, dust and gas, which in those constellations that lie closer to the galactic equator, would be obscured.

NGC 2380. 15 (lem . NGC 2380 (Space Telescope Science Institute, AAO, UK-PPARC, ROE, Notional Geographic Society, and California Institute of Technology). gray patch oflight some 10 x 5 arcseconds in size. Telescopes with apertures of 40 cm and more will show subtle distinctions in shade, but not much in detail, as the surface brightness is low. Under excellent conditions, Ie 468 will appear as a ghostly ring of light some 20 arcseconds in diameter. Using an [OIII] filter will greatly improve the appearance of the emission nebula, showing its delicate filamentary nature.

The one part of the Vela SNR that can be reasonably observed is NGC 2736. Using an [OIII] filter, it will appear as a longish and narrow pale streak of nebulosity set against a 17 At the north of Trumpler 10 is another faint cluster, NGC 2671, as can be seen on the image. 34. Trumpler 10 (Space Telescope Science Institute, AAO, UK- PPARC, ROE, National Geographic Society, and California Institute of Technology). 35. 6 arcminutes wide. It varies in brightness along its length and seems more clearly defined along its western edge.

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