By Stephen James O'Meara
If there have been a canon for viewing the evening sky, Charles Messier will be its writer. The galaxies, big name clusters, and nebulae cataloged by way of the well-known comet hunter within the past due 1700s are nonetheless the main generally saw celestial wonders within the heavens. they're the favourite objectives of beginner astronomers, with such wealthy kind and aspect that they by no means stop to fascinate. This e-book presents new and skilled observers with a clean point of view at the Messier gadgets. Stephen James O'Meara has ready a visible ceremonial dinner for the observer. utilizing the best optical telescopes to be had for beginner paintings, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as by no means prior to. There are new drawings, more desirable finder charts, and new astronomical facts on each one item, together with findings from the Hubble area Telescope. extend your universe and try out your viewing acumen with this really glossy Messier advisor. it's a needs to for budding evening watchers. Stephen James O'Meara is a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope.