Planetary Observer's Guide is the second in the “At
The Eyepiece” series authored by Alvin Huey. The guides
are written for intermediate and advanced observers
who like a challenge. This "meat" of this
publication features a two page spread containing
everything an observer needs to locate, detect and
observe each Abell Planetary Nebula. The guide
includes a naked eye chart with a TelRadTM
superimposed upon it, a wide-field finder chart
(about 2 x 1.5 degrees), a labeled inverted DSS
image, an eyepiece rendition and detailed observer’s
discussion on observing planetary nebulae, equipment
selection, observing sites and recording
observations are included.
Update (2021): The book is
upgraded from the standard 60# to much nicer 80#
paper (US and Canada market only). A few
updated observations are included as I successfully
observed the few missed Abell Planetary Nebula in
the previous version. Note: If you
already own the previous edition, I don't think it
is worth the upgrade, unless you prefer the much
nicer 80# paper.
2nd Edition, 212 pages.
Click here for sample pages from the observing guide.
Note: Customers from Europe or near Europe, please go to the Webb Society (click on link) to order this guide. It is far cheaper to ship from the UK is from the USA and they will use the standard paper.
Please allow 14-21 days for the book to arrive as it will be printed on demand and drop shipped from my publisher and printed on upgraded 80# paper.