Annals of the Deep Sky Volume 1

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By Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb

Product information: Softbound, 6 by 9 inches, 337 pages, first published 2015.

 Annals of the Deep Sky is a comprehensive reference that guides amateur and semipro astronomers into every mind-boggling corner of the observational universe. Each volume presents extensive descriptions of prominent stars and deep-sky objects. No other popular work in astronomy provides the comprehensive historical background and astrophysical appraisals of prominent stars and celestial objects. 

As the kick-off to the Annals series, Volume 1 includes a brief tutorial on basic astronomy and astrophysics before delving into the constellations Andromeda, Antlia, Apus, and Aquarius. The showcase object, of course, is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) with its enigmatic core, warped disk, and outer star streams. We also profile the spiral galaxy NGC 2997, a showpiece in Antlia, and the jaw-dropping Helix Nebula in Aquarius, the nearest known planetary nebula to Earth. Also included is a brief history of the scientific understanding of planetary nebulae.

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ISBN: 978-1942675006