Free Download of : Atlas of Messier Objects – Highlights Of The Deep Sky by : Ronald Stoyan – Stefan Binnewies, Susanne Friedrich and Klaus-Peter Schroeder
Selected images showcase the fantastic results of the amateur astrophotographer’s community. To document astrophysical aspects
beyond the reach of amateur photos, we have complemented the material with NASA pictures of many Messier objects, obtained by the
Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
Some Messier objects are particularly popular with amateurs, and good images are abundant. Others grab almost no attention and only
a few pictures of lower quality are available. It’s virtually impossible to get photos of uniform quality for all 110 objects. For this reason,
the scale and depth (i.e., limiting magnitude) of the photos vary from object to object.
The photos printed in this book were taken in the years between 1995 and 2007. The most common technique is tri-color (red, green,
blue) photography with a cooled CCD camera and (L)RGB filter wheel.
With a few exceptions, traditional film-based photography can no longer compete, while the new era of digital cameras and DSLRs is just
about to begin. For accurate technical information on each picture, refer to the picture credits in the appendix section…….