The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide: With Complete Maps, Charts and Tips to Guide You to Enjoying the Most Famous List of Deep-Sky Objects

H. C. Pennington

From the Sky & Telescope Review

This “guide” is absolutely even more than the identify could recommend. it really is half big name atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half procedure consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the entire first 3rd of the ebook is chock packed with functional details on telescopes and looking at. right here Pennington does an admirable activity of expecting the problems newbies face utilizing a telescope below the evening sky for the 1st time—a standpoint that's all too effortless for knowledgeable observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of necessary tips and the worthy details offered within the starting chapters alongside justify the book's cost. . . . right here eventually is a chain of drawings that appropriately painting the telescopic visual appeal of all a hundred and ten items. those drawings are a superb source for the start Messier hunter and supply a better illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour pictures that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the following smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your part guiding you individually in the course of the Messier checklist. And that's the place this booklet fairly belongs—at one's facet within the box, amassing dew correct besides the telescope, crimson flashlight, and eyepieces.

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