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By Kenneth Glyn Jones

Charles Messier's catalog of nebulae and superstar clusters, released in 1784, marked the beginning of a brand new period of deep-sky astronomy. at the present time, this practice of gazing galaxies and clusters is saved alive via devoted novice astronomers. approximately all of the gadgets are noticeable in a small telescope, and lots of, corresponding to the Crab Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy, are one of the so much interesting gadgets within the universe. Kenneth Glyn Jones has revised his definitive model of Messier's catalog. His personal observations and drawings, including maps and diagrams, make this a priceless creation to deep-sky looking at. ancient and astrophysical notes carry the technology of those nebulae correct brand new. it is a special guide, not likely ever to be equaled in its completeness and value to the telescope proprietor.

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