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#1 Procyon

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

Which book would have many open clusters listed with some details on each one and perhaps with pictures in either black and white or some color?

How about Anals of the Deep sky, Uranometria, star clusters or interstellarium deep sky atlas?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:36 AM

There are a lot of options, but few of them are dedicated solely to clusters.

There is Star Clusters -

http://www.willbell....sters/index.htm

 

The Night Sky Observers Guide - also available from Willmann-Bell is a great resource. It is a complete field guide

and has drawing & pictures of clusters as well. 

 

Annals of the Deep Sky will also have some of what you are looking for. 

 

Kind of an off beat recommendation would be finding a used copy of "Burnham's Celestial Handbook"  You get some art and poetry along with the science. 

 

If you have interest in  further study:

https://www.amazon.c...coding=UTF8&me=

 

Take a look at all of the options online to see which will best suit your needs.

Best!


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

There are a lot of options, but few of them are dedicated solely to clusters.

There is Star Clusters -

http://www.willbell....sters/index.htm

 

I made extensive use of that book for this project. Highly recommended.

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

Thanks, ordered the Night Sky observing guide vol. 2 yesterday. Will get Star Clusters soon also.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

Thanks, ordered the Night Sky observing guide vol. 2 yesterday. Will get Star Clusters soon also.

Great!  You should be very happy with the NSOG. 

You'll also like how Willmann-Bell packs a book, all books should be packed that waywaytogo.gif



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:25 PM

Great! You should be very happy with the NSOG.
You'll also like how Willmann-Bell packs a book, all books should be packed that waywaytogo.gif


Actually I ordered from Abebooks. Not sure how they charge 10$ shipping to Canada when Willmann-Bell charges $45. Usps has gone bananas lately!
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:44 PM

I find Craig Crossen’s Sky Vistas book is also a good resource for open clusters. Aimed at binocular and small scope observing, so it is not comprehensive, but the discussions of what it does cover are very useful and interesting.  It looks like it’s very expensive now from most sellers but worth a look if you find a reasonably priced copy. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:54 PM

Actually I ordered from Abebooks. Not sure how they charge 10$ shipping to Canada when Willmann-Bell charges $45. Usps has gone bananas lately!

It has always been that way with Willmann-Bell.  If you live outside the U.S. best to find another source or have it shipped free to a friend in the U.S.   That is what I ended up doing for the first 4 volumes of Annals of the Deep Sky.   Free to Florida but $$$ to Ontario.

 

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:34 PM

There are a lot of options, but few of them are dedicated solely to clusters.

There is Star Clusters -

http://www.willbell....sters/index.htm

 

The Night Sky Observers Guide - also available from Willmann-Bell is a great resource. It is a complete field guide

and has drawing & pictures of clusters as well. 

 

Annals of the Deep Sky will also have some of what you are looking for. 

 

Kind of an off beat recommendation would be finding a used copy of "Burnham's Celestial Handbook"  You get some art and poetry along with the science. 

 

If you have interest in  further study:

https://www.amazon.c...coding=UTF8&me=

 

Take a look at all of the options online to see which will best suit your needs.

Best!

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