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The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs
Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, divided in 187 challenges, Cosmic Challenge will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of solar system and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo
lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and quasars.
Each target object is accompanied by a rating indicating how difficult the object is to find, an in-depth visual description, an sketch showing how the object realistically looks (some may even require averted vision!), and a detailed finder chart to help you find each challenge quickly and effectively.
The guide introduces objects often overlooked in other observing guides and features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for the naked eye, through binoculars and the largest backyard telescopes.
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Library of Congress Catalog Data
||Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
||Cosmic Challenge: The Ultimate
Observing List for Amateurs
||Cambridge University Press
||November 30, 2010
||Includes bibliographical references and