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Re: Recommend Reference work? new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5762295 - 03/28/13 12:19 PM

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The "Observing Handbook And Catalog Of Deep Sky Objects"
by Christian B. Luginbuhl & Brian A. Skiff
ISBN 0 521 25665 8

An excelent reference with information and descriptions of more than 2000 galaxies, star clusters and nebula.




Great book.


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amicus sidera
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Re: Recommend Reference work? new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5765398 - 03/29/13 05:43 PM

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With Burnham, science is strongest -- it's a passably good though eccentric introduction to the science of deep-sky astronomy -- and observing is the weakest.




I'd say that most of us who picked up Burnham's when it first came out already knew how to observe quite well; it was those so-called "eccentric" shades of color that Burnham painted with which made his work timeless.


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Re: Recommend Reference work? [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5765839 - 03/29/13 10:07 PM

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It was those so-called "eccentric" shades of color that Burnham painted with which made his work timeless.




I won't argue with that!


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