An international society of amateur and professional
astronomers specialising in the observation of double
stars and 'deep sky' objects founded in 1967.
Membership is open to anyone who shares the interests
of the Society.
We've decided to make another couple of our publications available as free downloads. Each is a PDF scan of the original book and you can download a copy by clicking on one of the links in the list below.
The first is Miles Paul's Atlas of Galaxy Trios which contains 137 galaxy trios from -32° to +90° declination. With the second, Southern Galaxy Trios, Miles issued a supplement containing 54 compact galaxy trios from -32° to -90° declination, thus covering all the southern sky too.
It is complete with modern designations and positions right alongside Smyth's original data and comments for his 850 entries. It also provides an updated guide for the bulk of the deep sky objects in Reverend Thomas Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes which were heavily based on the Bedford Catalogue.
We highly recommend you take the time of examine it and hopefully observe some of the objects it contains.
I asked Rob for a brief introduction to the project as it's hard to get people to write very much. He delighted me by sending a fully fledged article on his Bedford Catalogue project containing some of the history of the original and how he approached this mammoth work.
The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas - 2nd Edition
Massimo Zecchin has just completed
the 2nd Edition of an atlas of planetary nebulae observed with
small apertures and from suburban locations, entitled:
"The Brightest Planetary Nebulae Observing Atlas".
Massimo has kindly made the atlas is freely available in two versions, Black
(for display) and White (printer friendly with the images
Either version of the atlas can be downloaded as
a PDF file onto your computer by right clicking the
respective image above and choosing either Save Target As
or Save Link As...
Please note that the Black version is 14MB and the White version 10MB
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