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Observing the Caldwell Objects [Paperback]

David Ratledge
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9 Feb 2000 1852336285 978-1852336288 2000
The objects listed in the Caldwell Catalogue supplement Messiers famous catalogue of 110 non-stellar objects, and include some of the most fascinating objects for amateur astronomers. This comprehensive guide has been produced specially for observers, with each object conveniently shown on a double-page spread. There is a photographic image of every object and full technical data including position and NGC number. It also includes a finder map showing TelradTM circles, a star-hopping guide, a visual description of each object as seen through amateur telescopes, and a physical description of the object itself. Finally, there is a fold-out map showing the location of all the Caldwell objects in the sky. A practical and essential guide.

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  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2000 edition (9 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852336285
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852336288
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 15 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,769,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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... it should bring the Caldwell Catalogue the attention it deserves amongst deep-sky aficionados. -- The Observatory, Vol. 120, Issue 1158, 2000

This is an excellent observer's handbook. -- Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 27, Issue 2, 2000

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Caldwell Objects 29 July 2002
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The Caldwell Objects are probably as well-known as the Messier objects, I was however uncertain as to who catalogued them. I was astonished to find it was our own Patrick Moore, whose full name is Patrick Caldwell-Moore, so I learnt something new from practically the first page. If you are in to observational astronomy you may have already exhausted the Messier objects and are looking to move onto something new then the Caldwell objects are for you! No Messier objects are included in the Caldwell list so you have a brand new hunting ground of astronomical objects every bit as interesting as Messier's. This book also gives a nice black & white photo for each object so that you can be certain you're looking at the right thing. If you are new to "go to" astronomy and want a couple of definitive reference books to get you going, I recommend this book together with O'Meara's "Deep Sky Companion: The Messier Objects".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good supplement to Messier objects 19 Feb 2013
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I already had a copy and bought this for a friend. It arrived promptly and very well packaged.
There's a black and white photo, a finder chart and good descriptions for every Caldwell object.
It's a good book to have, especially if you've seen most of the Messier objects.
However about a third of the 109 Caldwell objects are southern hemisphere objects and can't be seen from the UK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What I expected 10 Oct 2013
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It is a great reference book. A must have for the amature astronomer when he goes out scouting the sky.
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