The Abell 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 notes.

A 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.

Nov 2022: Due to the ever increasing costs to print the observing guide, we unfortunately need to increase the price by $3 USD for the first time since launch in 2005.

2nd Edition, 212 pages.

 Click here for sample pages from the observing guide.

  $34.95 plus shipping

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 7-10 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.