Star Clusters
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Star Clusters

A Pocket Field Guide
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Charles A. Cardona III
196 g
202x128x18 mm

Star Clusters provides a succinct guide suited for observing star clusters in the field - how to see them, how to find them, and how to photograph them. Readers will find a definition of star clusters, easy-to-read descriptions, plus notes and facts for observation.
The perfect guide for observing in the field with binoculars or a telescopeEnables observing sessions to be planned in advance
Objects are organized by season, making the book much easier to use
Contains core information about the target star clusters
Features superb digital images for every object
Full-page finder charts make it easy to locate the target clusters
Background.- Understanding Stars and Star Clusters.- How to Use This Book.- Star Cluster.- Descriptions, Images, and Charts.
I have spent many wonderful nights observing at a variety of places around the world, but many of my fondest memories come from those made at the Custer Observatory in Southold on Long Island, where I grew up. I was only perhaps a dozen years old when I started out, and now more than three decades later I have logged millions of miles on the various telescopes there. Some of the best memories are of observing and discussing astronomical topics with the many really terrific people who make up Custer. It truly holds a special place in my heart. Star clusters were always among my favorite objects to observe and discuss there. This book is the result of the exposure to these objects, many of which I observed for the first time at Custer. The Custer Institute Observatory was founded in the 1920s by local resident Charles W. Elmer of Perkin-Elmer Corp. fame. The original crew met at his house in Cedar Beach a few miles down the road from the institute. In the 1930s the group built an observatory complete with Mr. Elmer's donated 5" Alvan Clark refractor. Later the observatory expanded to include a 6" Clark refractor and other even larger instruments.

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