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Author Allison, Mark.

Title Star clusters and how to observe them / Mark Allison
Published London : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Series Astronomers' observing guides
Astronomers' observing guides.
Contents Stars: The Ingredients of Star Clusters -- The Milky Way: Home to Star Clusters -- Open Clusters -- Globular Clusters -- Stellar Associations -- Asterisms -- Extragalactic Clusters -- Cluster Remnants -- Misfits and 'Non-existent' Clusters -- Instruments -- Equipment and Accessories -- Observation Planning and Resources -- Observing Guide and Techniques -- Imaging and Recording Objects -- Comprehensive Observing List -- Catalogues and Cluster Data
Summary Star clusters are among the most spectacular objects for amateur astronomers to observe and image. They represent the beginning, the present and the future of the universe, from sparse open clusters containing only a dozen stars, to giant globular clusters, each replete with a million suns. Part one of this detailed book provides a comprehensive review of star clusters - including open, globular, extragalactic, and even cluster remnants - along with their evolution and physics. Part two is about observing. The larger clusters can be observed through the most basic equipment - normal binoculars or budget telescopes - but Mark Allison talks about instrumentation and accessories, for observers from beginner to expert. Finally there is an observing guide and a comprehensive observing list for a wide range of telescope apertures. This one book provides all you need to observe star clusters, and to understand the many and varied objects that fall under this classification
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stars -- Clusters.
Stars -- Clusters -- Observations.
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Inflammation -- immunology.
Genre/Form Observations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005931470
ISBN 9781846281983
9781846281907 (Paper)
1846281903 (Paper)