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#1 auriga

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:56 PM

This is a lovely book with wonderful descriptions of 600  key objects, and quotations about them from all over the world. Together with Deep Map 600 it is a superb and under appreciated guide to the night sky. Has anyone seen it? Superb judgment on what to look at and how it  looks and what it means.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 01:48 AM

Hi Bill

 

I have a book by James Mullaney titled "Celestial Harvest" ©1998, 2000, 2002, published by Dover ISBN 0-486-42554-1. It has 300+ objects. It is printed in a landscape format. The Introduction states it uses an abbreviated descriptive format for its objects. The descriptions are simple and short, for NGC 7027 it ranges from a single word like "unusual" to very short partial sentences like, "high surface brightness, with double lobe structure." I do not see where these quotes are from since I do not see an attribution for them. (I am not saying it hasn't been done I just do not remember seeing the attributions).

 

I remember after getting it I spent a few weeks reading through it and comparing some of my notes to the book.

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hi Bill

 

I have a book by James Mullaney titled "Celestial Harvest" ©1998, 2000, 2002, published by Dover ISBN 0-486-42554-1. It has 300+ objects. It is printed in a landscape format. The Introduction states it uses an abbreviated descriptive format for its objects. The descriptions are simple and short, for NGC 7027 it ranges from a single word like "unusual" to very short partial sentences like, "high surface brightness, with double lobe structure." I do not see where these quotes are from since I do not see an attribution for them. (I am not saying it hasn't been done I just do not remember seeing the attributions).

 

I remember after getting it I spent a few weeks reading through it and comparing some of my notes to the book.

 

Hi Bill

 

I have a book by James Mullaney titled "Celestial Harvest" ©1998, 2000, 2002, published by Dover ISBN 0-486-42554-1. It has 300+ objects. It is printed in a landscape format. The Introduction states it uses an abbreviated descriptive format for its objects. The descriptions are simple and short, for NGC 7027 it ranges from a single word like "unusual" to very short partial sentences like, "high surface brightness, with double lobe structure." I do not see where these quotes are from since I do not see an attribution for them. (I am not saying it hasn't been done I just do not remember seeing the attributions).

 

I remember after getting it I spent a few weeks reading through it and comparing some of my notes to the book.

Many of the descriptions are several paragraphs long and the usual one  is about 200 words or more and usually they are both helpfully descriptive and lyrical. Highly recommended.

Bill


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

Hi Bill, You're right about the descriptions. Sorry, I should have been more descriptive in my reply. smile.gif The descriptions are paragraphs of the abbreviated descriptive format for its objects.

 

Here is my cover, Celestial Harvest, not Celestial Wonders.

 

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Here is an example of one of the pages:

 

 

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I agree highly recommended.

 

 


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:35 PM

I looked at Amazon and could only find Celestial Harvest.,There were no hits for "Wonders" with his name.,Any info on where to find the Celestial Wonders??.,Thanks.,

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:30 PM

I looked at Amazon and could only find Celestial Harvest.,There were no hits for "Wonders" with his name.,Any info on where to find the Celestial Wonders??.,Thanks.,

I couldn't find it.  Must be wrong title or wrong author.

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:11 PM

I also searched online and couldn't find that title.  There are some similar sounding titles out there:

 

Deep Sky Wonders......   by Sue French

Deep-Sky Wonders by Walter Scott Houston

Celestial Sampler by Sue French and Richard Tresch Fienberg

Celestial Harvest by James Mullaney

 

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