Re: (IAAC) Observing Handbook and Catalog of Deep Sky Objects
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - Discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Observing Handbook and Catalog of Deep Sky Objects
From: Lew Gramer <dedalus>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 97 13:40:15 -0500
Cc: Lew Gramer (me) <dedalus>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 04 Nov 97 22:30:03 GMT."
Hi, Ong! (Is Ong your first name?) Sorry to hear that the haze is affecting
your area so badly. We do get some news here in the US about the tragedies
happening over there - but strange as it may seem, I never once thought about
how it might affect amateur astronomers under the pall!
By the way, Borders is a big chain over here: I'd guess the one in Singapore is
a reputable business, by association. Another book to be on the lookout for is
Roger Clark's _Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky_. Although this book has some
limitations (only a few objects covered, mainly), it does have some really
useful background information on observing and the eye, which you won't find in
most "astronomy handbooks". Incomparable sketches too!
Well, until skies clear, keep reading the list, and when you have time to look
over _Observing Handbook_, write back and tell us what you think!