A Guide to Hubble Space Telescope Objects

Their Selection, Location, and Significance

  • James L. Chen
  • Adam Chen

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 11-41
  3. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 43-64
  4. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 65-105
  5. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 107-145
  6. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 147-177
  7. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 189-214
  8. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 215-218
  9. James L. Chen, Adam Chen
    Pages 219-230
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-244

About this book


From the authors of "How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites," this is a guide to connecting the view above with the history of recent scientific discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope. Each selected HST photo is shown with a sky map and a photograph or drawing to illustrate where to find it and how it should appear from a backyard telescope. Here is the casual observer's chance to locate the deep space objects visually, and appreciate the historic Hubble photos in comparison to what is visible from a backyard telescope. HST objects of all types are addressed, from Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and NGC objects, and are arranged in terms of what can be seen during the seasons. Additionally, the reader is given an historical perspective on the work of Edwin Hubble, while locating and viewing the deep space objects that changed astronomy forever. 

Countless people have seen the amazing photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. But how many people can actually point out where in the sky those objects are? Why were these objects chosen to be studied? What discoveries were made from the Hubble Space Telescope photographs? This book is for anyone who wants answers to these questions.


Backyard Telescope Use Beginner Telescope Targets Caldwell Objects Hubble Edwin Hubble Research Famous Hubble Photographs Historical Perspective Hubble Targets Star Maps Messier Objects Hubble NASA Space Telescope Photos NGC Hubble Photographs

Authors and affiliations

  • James L. Chen
    • 1
  • Adam Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.GoreUSA
  2. 2.BaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18871-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18872-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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