The interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas set a new high standard for modern celestial cartography. The same team now presents the interstellarum Deep Sky Guide, its unique observing companion.
Taking an intuitive visual approach, for each spread of the Atlas, the Guide focuses on carefully selected objects, either as colored composite POSS plates or through the authors’ own sketches. Both allow you to estimate the visibility of features in the telescope while planning observations. Stars and other objects in the vicinity are
highlighted, so they also serve as finder charts at night. An index map on each spread allows you to quickly find each object’s location in the Atlas.
The interstellarum Deep Sky Guide takes all the hassle out of preparing for observing sessions – there’s no need to print star charts or photos. Simply grab your Atlas and your Guide, and go observe!
• 2362 deep-sky objects shown, with catalog number, object type, constellation, and nickname
• Short descriptions provided, along with observational hints, e.g. filter and magnification recommendations
• 1729 color finder charts, using red and blue channels of Palomar Observatory Sky Survey II plates, on a white background
• For the POSS plates, objects’ red features are visible in white light, but become invisible under red light conditions, as perceived through the eyepiece
• 821 detailed pencil drawings made by the authors, presented in black-on-white, provide the best approximation of what may be seen visually
• Page numbers are identical to the charts in the interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas for easy and quick navigation
• Can also be used to complement other atlases and online resources.
264 pages, wire-o binding, 28cm × 26cm, fully colored, ISBN 978-1108453134, October 2018 (1st edition)
Ronald Stoyan is the proprietor of the independent German publisher Oculum-Verlag, which specializes in amateur astronomy books. He has authored or co-authored twelve books on practical astronomy, including Atlas of the Messier Objects, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas, The Atlas of Great Comets and interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas.
Uwe Glahn has been an active deep sky observer for more than 25 years. With homemade telescopes of different sizes, he documents his results by means of classic sketches, which are published regularly in national and international magazines and books. His website www.deepsky-visuell.de records all his results.
For an observing guide this book has all the information you need to help you find and confirm objects and make your own observations. Highly processed colour space telescope photos would not be as useful. Glad to have this Guide and I expect to use it whenever I'm planning a session and while under the stars. The authors have put their heart and soul into this resource rich guide and anyone who uses it will find it very enjoyable. Highly recommended. (amazon.co.uk)
E' il compagno perfetto dell'omonimo atlante stellare, costa caro ma ne vale la pena. Veramente bello e completo. (amazon.it)
Très intéressant complément au Deep sky Atlas avec des photos en négatifs de certains des objets sur chaque carte. L'achat des deux livres/atlas sont complémentaires. (amazon.fr)