DEEP-SKY OBSERVING WITH SMALL TELESCOPES: A GUIDE AND REFERENCE
David J. Eicher, Editor
With contributions by Glenn F. Chaple, Jr., Alan Goldstein, David H. Levy, Kevin Ritschel, and F. Michael Witkoski
336 pp., paper, Enslow Publishers, Short Hills, New Jersey, 1989, ISBN 0–89490–075–7
An amateur with a small telescope can see more than 10,000 worthy deep-sky objects. These include double stars, variable stars, open and globular star clusters, planetary nebulae, bright and dark nebulae, and galaxies. All of the Messier objects can be seen using only a one-inch telescope of good magnification. It is possible even to discover a supernova in a distant galaxy using a two-inch telescope.
For this book on the use of small telescopes for deep-sky work, David J. Eicher has invited top amateurs to contribute chapters giving the fine points on their areas of specialty. For each chapter there is a catalog giving the locations of objects that make interesting viewing. There are over 100 photographs.