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Abell Planetary Observer's Guide
The Abell Planetary Observer's Guide is the second in the "At The Eyepiece" series authored by Alvin Huey. The guides are written for intermediate and advanced observers who like a challenge. This "meat" of this publication features a two page spread containing everything an observer needs to locate, detect and observe each Abell Planetary Nebula. The guide includes a naked eye chart with a TelRad superimposed upon it, a wide-field finder chart (about 2 x 1.5 degrees), a labeled inverted DSS image, an eyepiece rendition and detailed observer's notes.

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Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
In 1966, astronomer Halton Arp compiled his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, which featured 338 images of some of the strangest looking galaxies and galaxy groups then known to exist. The purpose of the Atlas, Arp stated in his preface, was to graphically present structural peculiarities in galaxies "in order to build a realistic picture of what galaxies are really like." At the time, astronomers were struggling to formulate a workable taxonomy of "symmetrical" galaxies using classification schemes such as Edwin Hubble's tuning fork diagram. But the Atlas was comprised of the "Elephant Men" of galaxies, and their deformations challenged and defied astronomers' attempts at galaxy classification.

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Arp Catalog of Peculiar Galaxies
Observing the Arp Peculiar Galaxies is the third in the "At the Eyepiece" series by Alvin Huey. The guides were written for intermediate and advanced observers who like a challenge. The objective of this publication is not just to guide the observer in detecting the galaxy, but to guide the observer in detecting the peculiar structure.


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Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects
The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objects

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David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars
Found throughout the universe, variable stars are fascinating objects to observe. Their brightness changes over time and they can easily be seen with even the most basic equipment. David Levy explains how to begin electronic (or CCD) observing, as well as how to observe variable stars through a small telescope or binoculars. Featuring a section on Southern hemisphere stars, this book covers various types of objects that can be observed by amateur astronomers, including more exotic phenomena like gamma ray bursts, blazars, and polars. It will motivate anyone with even a basic interest in astronomy to begin observing variable stars.

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Deep Sky Wonders
Highlights from Sky & Telescope's Deep-Sky Wonders column display the independence of thought and devotion to craft that made writer "Scotty" Houston a favorite among readers for almost 50 years. S&T contributing editor Stephen James O'Meara has selected and arranged the best of Scotty's work into a year-round guide to the star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies that lure skygazers into their backyards on clear, dark nights. Scotty intersperses his engaging commentary with expert advice on becoming a more capable observer.

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Deep Sky: The Caldwell Objects
The second in our Deep-Sky Companions series, this book is the ultimate road map to Patrick Moore's catalog of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies that didn't make it into the Messier list. Superb finder charts, exquisite astroimages, detailed, hand-drawn sketches, and eloquent, provocative essays make this the definitive guide to the Caldwell catalog. Foreword by Patrick Moore. Copublished by Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press.

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Hickson Group Observer's Guide
The Hickson Group Observer's Guide is the first in the "At The Eyepiece" series authored by Alvin Huey. The guides are written for intermediate and advanced observers who like a challenge. The "meat" of this publication features a two page spread containing everything an observer needs to locate, detect and observe each Group. The guide includes a naked eye chart with a TelRad superimposed upon it, a wide-field finder chart (about 2 x 1.5 degrees), a labeled inverted DSS image, an eyepiece rendition and detailed observer's notes.

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Hidden Treasures
By Stephen James O'Meara
This new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. O'Meara's Hidden Treasures include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their catalogs, and all are visible in a 4-inch telescope under dark skies. Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings accompany detailed visual descriptions of the objects, which include their rich histories and astrophysical significance. The author's original finder charts are designed to help observers get to their targets fast and efficiently.

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Night Sky Observer's Guide, Volume 3, The Southern Skies
A subtitle to the two-volume Night Sky Observer’s Guide could have been Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: The Next Generation... (it is) a bible of very deep-sky observing, taking objects constellation by constellation with full page charts and numerous smaller finder charts and drawings.

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