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Product Description: The bright galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae catalogued in the late 1700s by the famous comet hunter Charles Messier are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the sky. The second edition of Stephen James O'Meara's acclaimed observing guide to the Messier Objects features improved star charts for helping you find the objects, a much more robust telling of the history behind their discovery - including a glimpse into Messier's fascinating life - and updated astrophysical facts to put it all into context...read more

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9781107018372 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2014), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: The bright galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae catalogued in the late 1700s by the famous comet hunter Charles Messier are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the sky.

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If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author. The galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the famous comet hunter in the late 1700s are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the heavens. They are the favorite targets of amateur astronomers, with such rich variety and detail that they never cease to fascinate. This book provides new and experienced observers with a fresh perspective on the Messier objects. Stephen James O'Meara has prepared a visual feast for the observer. Using the finest optical telescopes available for amateur work, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before. There are new drawings, improved finder charts, and new astronomical data on each object, including findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. Expand your universe and test your viewing acumen with this truly modern Messier Guide. It is a must for budding night watchers. Stephen James O'Meara is a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope. (view table of contents)

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9780521553322 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 28, 1998, cover price $55.00
9780933346857 | Sky Pub Corp, December 1, 1998, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author.

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Product Description: In Southern Gems, Stephen James O'Meara makes a detour beneath the southern skies, presenting a fresh list of 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers to observe. Showcasing many exceptional objects catalogued by the pioneering observer James Dunlop, known as the 'Messier of the southern skies', all are visible through small- to moderate-sized telescopes or binoculars under dark skies...read more

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9781107015012, titled "Southern Gems: Southern Gems" | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2013, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: In Southern Gems, Stephen James O'Meara makes a detour beneath the southern skies, presenting a fresh list of 120 deep-sky objects for southern hemisphere stargazers to observe.

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Product Description: The Herschel 400 is a list of 400 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, picked from over 2,500 deep-sky objects discovered and catalogued by the great eighteenth-century astronomer Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline. It comprises 231 galaxies, 107 open clusters, 33 globular clusters, 20 planetary nebulae, 2 halves of a single planetary nebula, and 7 bright nebulae...read more

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9781107632004 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 11, 2013), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: The Herschel 400 is a list of 400 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, picked from over 2,500 deep-sky objects discovered and catalogued by the great eighteenth-century astronomer Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline.

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Product Description: In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered...read more

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9780521198769, titled "The Secret Deep: The Secret Deep" | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 15, 2011, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe.

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Product Description: In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands! She runs through clouds of scalding steam, dodging lava bombs, to photograph glowing hot lava as it pours into the sea. She sets up camp on the edge of a volcano's cone, only to be hit with hurricane-force winds, poisonous gases and acidic ash...read more
By Donna O'Meara and Stephen James O'Meara (photographer)

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9781439592748 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $18.95 | also contains Into The Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work | About this edition: In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands!

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Product Description: In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands! She runs through clouds of scalding steam, dodging lava bombs, to photograph glowing hot lava as it pours into the sea. She sets up camp on the edge of a volcano's cone, only to be hit with hurricane-force winds, poisonous gases and acidic ash...read more
By Donna O'Meara and Stephen James O'Meara (photographer)

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9781553376934 | Reprint edition (Kids Can Pr, March 1, 2007), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The author describes some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes and the work she does as a volcano researcher.

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9781439592748 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $18.95 | also contains Into The Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work | About this edition: In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands!

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Product Description: Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. Filled with interesting anecdotes about the stars and constellations and their intriguing histories, this book is both a useful guide for amateur astronomers, and a great first-time reference for those just starting out...read more

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9780521721707 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 27, 2008, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes.

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Product Description: Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide. His 'hidden treasures' include a wonderful assortment of galaxies, open clusters, planetary nebulae and more, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their popularity and ease of observing...read more

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9780521837040 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 31, 2007, cover price $64.99 | About this edition: Stephen O'Meara's new and exciting observing guide spotlights an original selection of 109 deep-sky objects that will appeal to sky-watchers worldwide.

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Product Description: From 1946 to 1994, Sky & Telescope magazine featured a column called Deep-Sky Wonders, in which amateur astronomer Water Scott 'Scotty' Houston captured the wonder and delight of exploring the farthest reaches of the deep sky. Sky & Telescope contributing editior Stephen James O'Meara presents a month-by-month selection of Scotty's columns along with insightful observations and warm recollections of his time with Scotty...read more

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9780933346932 | Sky Pub Corp, December 1, 1998, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Highlights from Sky & Telescope's Deep-Sky Wonders column display the independence of thought and devotion to craft that made writer "Scotty" Houston a favorite among readers for almost 50 years.

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9781931559232 | Reprint edition (Sky Pub Corp, May 1, 2007), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: From 1946 to 1994, Sky & Telescope magazine featured a column called Deep-Sky Wonders, in which amateur astronomer Water Scott 'Scotty' Houston captured the wonder and delight of exploring the farthest reaches of the deep sky.

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The animated star of PBS's Star Gazer guides youngsters into space, helping them to explore the amazing lore and science of the moon, the sun, the planets and constellations, and other objects visible in the night sky.

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9780812679335 | Cricket Books, February 28, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Presents the lore and science of the moon, the sun, the planets and constellations, and other objects visible in the night sky, presented in the form of a comic book.

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Provides information on finding one hundred deep sky objects, including double and triple stars, nebulae, galaxies, and quasars, along with a description of each object's history and a star atlas.

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9781591023616 | Prometheus Books, November 7, 2005, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Provides information on finding one hundred deep sky objects, including double and triple stars, nebulae, galaxies, and quasars, along with a description of each object's history and a star atlas.

For more than two centuries, amateur astronomers have earned their stripes by observing the 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies cataloged by French comet hunter Charles Messier. Sir Patrick Moore has compiled a new list of 109 deep-sky delights, the Caldwell Catalog, which covers the entire celestial sphere. Stephen James O'Meara has observed all 109 Caldwell objects and Deep Sky Companions presents his beautiful sketches and detailed visual descriptions and discusses each object's rich history and astrophysical significance. The latest fundamental data on each object are tabulated, and the book's star charts will lead observers to each object's precise location. Stephen James O'Meara is known worldwide for his precise drawings of astronomical objects as seen through the telescope. Among his many astronomical achievements, he was the first to sight Halley's Comet on its 1985 return; he noticed the dark spokes in Saturn's B ring before the Voyager 1 spacecraft imaged them; and he was the first person to determine the rotation period of the distant planet Uranus. The International Astronomical Union named asteroid 3637 O'Meara in his honor. He is also the author of Deep Sky Companions: The Messier Objects (Cambridge, 1998) and co-author with his wife, Donna Donovan O'Meara, of Volcanoes: Passion and Fury (Sky Publishing, 1994).

Hardcover:

9781107083974, titled "The Caldwell Objects: The Caldwell Objects" | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2016), cover price $54.99
9780521827966, titled "The Caldwell Objects: The Caldwell Objects" | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 3, 2003, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: For more than two centuries, amateur astronomers have earned their stripes by observing the 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies cataloged by French comet hunter Charles Messier.
9780933346970 | Sky Pub Corp, January 1, 2003, cover price $23.97 | About this edition: Book by Stephen James O'Meara

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Presents a history of investigations into the planet Mars. (view table of contents)

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9781573929004 | Prometheus Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Presents a history of investigations into the planet Mars.

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Product Description: Book by O'Meara, Stephen James, Donovan-O'Meara, Donna

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9780933346703 | Sky Pub Corp, June 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Book by O'Meara, Stephen James, Donovan-O'Meara, Donna

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