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Author Wilkins, Jamie, 1981-

Title 300 astronomical objects : a visual reference to the universe / Jamie Wilkins and Robert Dunn.

Publication Info. Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006.

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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  523 WILKINS    Check Shelf
Description 528 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 17 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- [pt. 1]. The solar system -- The Sun -- Solar power -- Sunspots -- Solar flares -- Mercury -- Mercury's orbit -- Mercury's surface -- Venus -- Venus's clouds -- Venus's surface -- Earth -- Earth's interior -- Earth's surface -- Earth's oceans and atmosphere -- The Moon -- Moon's surface -- Moon and Earth -- Man on the Moon -- Mars -- Mar's atmosphere -- Mar's surface -- Deimos and Phobos -- The asteroid belt -- Eros -- Ida and Dactyl -- Mathilde -- Jupiter -- Jupiter's atmosphere -- Great red spot -- Jupiter's center and auroras -- Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact -- Jupiter's moons -- Jupiter's rings and inner moons -- Io -- Europa -- Callisto -- Ganymede -- Jupiter's minor moons -- Saturn -- Saturn's rotation -- Saturn's rings -- Saturn's moons -- The Shepherd Moons -- Epimetheus and Janus -- Mimas -- Enceladus -- Tethys -- Dione -- Titan -- Hyperion -- Iapetus --
Uranus -- Uranus's rings -- Miranda and other moons -- Ariel and Titania -- Oberon and Umbriel -- Neptune -- Neptune's atmosphere -- Triton -- Pluto and Charon -- Outer belts and comets -- Halley's comet -- Hale-Bopp -- Tempel 1 and Deep Impact -- Other comets -- Space telescopes -- Hubble Space Telescope -- Spitzer Space Telescope -- Chandra Observatory -- International Space Station -- Uncrewed probes -- Mars lander - Viking -- Mars lander - Pathfinder -- Mars landers - Spirit and Opportunity -- Venus landers -- Titan lander - Huygens -- Sun orbiter - SOHO -- Mercury orbiter - Mariner -- Venus orbiter - Magellan -- Mars orbiter - Global Surveyor -- Mars orbiter - Odyssey -- Mars orbiter - Mars Express -- Jupiter orbiter - Galileo -- Saturn orbiter - Cassini -- Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 -- Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 --
[pt. 2]. The Milky Way -- Nebulae -- Discovery of nebulae -- Molecular clouds -- Interstellar dust -- Cloud collapse -- Emission nebulae -- Carina nebula - keyhole -- Carina nebulae - star formation -- Eagle nebula - pillars of creation -- Eagle nebula - hidden stars -- Lagoon nebula -- N44F -- Trifid nebula -- Ghost head nebula -- Reflection nebulae -- V838 monocerotis -- Barnard's merope nebula -- Hubble's variable nebula -- Dark nebulae -- Horsehead nebula -- Thackeray's globules -- Barnard 68 -- Elephant's trunk nebula -- Protostars and planetary systems -- Star formation -- Planetary system formation -- Fomalhaut -- Extrasolar planets -- Stars -- Stellar classification -- Red dwarfs -- Brown dwarfs -- Giants -- Eta Carinae -- Wolf-Rayet stars -- Red giants -- White dwarfs -- Sirius A and B -- Binary stars -- Spectroscopic binaries -- Eclipsing and astrometric binaries -- Binary star formation -- Close binaries --
Open clusters -- Pleiades -- Trapezium cluster -- Globular clusters -- Omega centauri -- NGC 6397 -- Planetary nebulae -- Retina nebula -- Eight-burst nebula -- Helix nebula -- Cat's eye nebula -- Ring nebula -- Supernova remnants -- Type 1-A supernova remnants -- Type 2 supernova remnants -- Cassiopeia A -- Crab nebula -- Neutron stars and pulsars -- Black holes and supernovae -- Other black holes -- [pt. 3]. Galaxies and beyond -- Local group -- Large Magellanic cloud -- Small Magellanic cloud -- Andromeda - M31 -- Triangulum galaxy - M33 -- Local group detail -- Galaxies -- Dwarf galaxies -- NGC 1705 -- I Zwicky 18 -- Lenticular/elliptical galaxies -- NGC 2787 -- NGC 1316 -- Spiral galaxies -- M74 -- NGC 891 -- NGC 3314 and NGC 3314b -- M81 -- Pinwheel galaxy - M101 -- ESO 510-G13 -- NGC 4736 (M94) -- Sombrero galaxy - M104 -- NGC 4013 -- NGC 4622 -- NGC 7331 -- Black Eye/Sleeping Beauty/Evil Eye Galaxy - M64 -- Whirlpool galaxy - M51 -- M66 -- NGC 2403 -- Other spiral galaxies -- Barred spiral galaxies -- NGC 1300 -- NGC 2903 -- NGC 1365 -- NGC 4639 -- Other galaxies --
Active galaxies, interacting galaxies, and clusters -- Starburst/Seyfert galaxies -- M82 -- MGC 7742 -- NGC 4314 -- NGC 3079 -- NGC 3310 -- Black holes -- M84 -- NGC 7052 -- NGC 4438 -- NGC 4261 -- Active galaxies -- M87 -- 3C 31 -- Fornax A -- Centaurus A -- NGC 6240 -- Cygnus A -- Interacting galaxies -- The mice - NGC 4676 -- NGC 1275 -- AMO644-741 -- Arp 220 -- NGC 4650A -- The Antennae galaxies -- Hoag's object -- NGC 6745 -- Tadpole galaxy (Arp 188) -- Cartwheel galaxy -- NGC 2207 and IC 2163 -- Galaxy group -- Stephan's quintet -- HCG 62 -- Seyfert's sextet -- HCG 87 -- Galaxy clusters -- Abell 2029 -- Abell 2218 -- Centaurus cluster -- 1E 0657-56 -- CL 0024+1654 -- Perseus cluster -- Abell 3627 -- MS 0735.6+7421 -- Other clusters -- Cosmology and all-sky surveys -- First stars from Spitzer -- EGRET all-sky map -- 2MASS map -- WMAP -- Hubble ultra deep field -- Chandra deep field north -- Einstein cross - Hucra's lens -- BATSE -- Glossary -- Further resources & acknowledgments -- Index.
Subject Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Added Author Dunn, Robert, 1981-
Added Title Three hundred astronomical objects
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