Annals of the Deep Sky Volume 3

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By Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb

Product information: Softbound, 6 by 9 inches, 355 pages, first published 2016, black & white.

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. 

Volume 3 explores the constellations of Camelopardalis, Cancer, Canes Venatici, and Canis Major, and includes a short history of the search for extrasolar planets. Among other objects Camelopardalis hosts the unusual planetary nebula NGC 1501, a.k.a. the Blue Oyster Nebula. In Cancer we explore the open clusters M44 and M67, as well as the colliding galaxy NGC 2623 (Arp 243). Canes Venatici features the magnificent globular cluster M3 as well as many outstanding galaxies, including a deep review of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). In Canis Major we discuss Sirius and its elusive white-dwarf companion, as well as many bright stars clusters and nebulae including the famous Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359).

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ISBN: 978-1942675044