A rare look at the southern skies' greatest glories.
The celestial objects of the Southern Hemisphere are fascinating
to astronomers everywhere. The southern stars, nebulae, and
galaxies have exotic names like Omega Centauri, the Tarantula
Nebula, Canopus, the Vela Supernova, the Coal Sack, and the
And there's more: the Southern Milky Way is crammed with
clusters and nebulae of great interest to resident astronomers of
the southern hemisphere, and to the many visitors from the north
who relish the opportunities to view the clear, dark skies of the
interiors of southern Africa and Australia with binoculars,
telescopes and cameras.
"Pearls of the Southern Skies" depicts 71 Deep Sky Objects
photographed by Dieter Willasch and described in detail by Auke
Slotegraaf. The text and pictures are laid out season by season,
and accompanied by 15 easy-to-use full-color location charts.
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