Sir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late
eighteenth century are unrivaled. His lasting legacy is his
dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these
objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky.
This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's
entire catalog of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most
accurate and up-to-date reference of its kind. Retrace the
footsteps of one of history's greatest astronomers and explore
every one of Herschel's landmark discoveries, including those
considered to be lost or non-existent. Read detailed notes about
each object's appearance and physical characteristics, and view
hundreds of photos of the most intriguing Herschel objects, along
with dozens of sketches of what is visible at the eyepiece. This
superb book is a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and
exciting observing challenges, and as the ultimate reference on the
Herschel objects. Additional resources, including a target list
ordered by Herschel designation, are available to download from
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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