GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE: AN OBSERVING GUIDE FROM DEEP SKY MAGAZINE
David J. Eicher, Editor
With contributions by Robert Bunge, Jeffrey Corder, Alan Goldstein, Steve Gottlieb, David Higgins, Alister Ling, Tom Polakis, Max Paul Radloff, and Brian Skiff
112 pp., paper, Kalmbach Books, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1992, ISBN 0–913135–14–3
“Amateur astronomers are capable of some amazing achievements and this book records some of the most impressive. It should be both an inspiration and a challenge for all amateurs who thirst for the thrill of exploring deep space.” — Paul Hodge, University of Washington, author of Galaxies and Atlas of the Andromeda Galaxy
“Galaxies and the Universe brings back a lot of pleasant recollections. My first telescopic views of M31, M81, M51, and the more mysterious NGC galaxies are among them. I enjoyed many of these articles when they first appeared in Deep Sky magazine. Any astronomer will enjoy getting lost in these pages.” — Jack Sulentic, University of Alabama, coauthor of the Revised New General Catalogue of Nonstellar Astronomical Objects (RNGC)
“This is a beautiful book. The emphasis on visual content, mirroring and magnifying what we see through the eyepiece, grasps our attention immediately. Reflecting that particular strength of Deep Sky magazine, Galaxies and the Universe pulls together some of the magazine’s best articles, presenting them in a convenient package for the observer. Whether in the armchair or at the eyepiece, amateurs of all levels will find in this book much to enthrall and enthuse them.
Fortunately, the text is well done, too. The authors are well qualified to write on the subjects they have chosen. In a few well-selected sentences, they take us on journeys through the sky, to extragalactic realms that just a century ago were barely imagined by the most far-sighted among us. It is a credit to the flexibility of the human mind that a book such as this could be put together by a musician, a meteorologist, a botanist, a reporter, a mechanical engineer, a museum curator, a math teacher, an advisor to the Army, and yes, an astronomer. All are passionately informed with the wonder and joy of the deep sky and, at the risk of sounding like a public television fundraiser, I urge you to share with them the grand experience of the galaxies.” — Harold G. Corwin, Jr., California Institute of Technology, coauthor of the Third Revised Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC3)