Atlas of the Southern Night Sky 5TH EDITION
|Steve Massey and Steve Quirk
|Paperback / softback
|20 x 189 x 245 mm (H x W x D)
|Reed New Holland
|Astronomy, space & time
Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky, including the stars, galaxies, nebulae, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets and planets from the back yard, this book is your essential guide and reference to the celestial wonders of the Southern Night Sky.. Information on common telescope designs and tips for observing the night sky.
Steve began his love affair with the night sky as a nine-year-old stargazer in the back yard of his family home. During the following 35 years, he has pursued his astronomical interests on both amateur and professional levels. He has gained worldwide recognition as being among the handful who pioneered the use of video technology as an effective and popular medium for imaging the night sky, and was an invited contributor on the subject in the Oxford Astronomy Encyclopedia. Steve is an occasional guest speaker at clubs, universities and in the broadcast media. The asteroid 14420 Massey (1991 SM) was named after him.
Steve Quirk is a renowned veteran of astrophotography and holds a deep interest in those objects rarely photographed by others yet also quite accessible to the average observer.