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deep-sky object

Any object that is not a member of the Solar System. In general, the term is applied to nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, but not usually to stars.
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I have tried some simple wide field astrophotography in the past, and still do dabble from time to time, but I find the simplicity of visual deep sky observing very alluring.
While they aren't on Messier's list, other notable deep sky objects are also visible in Australia's night sky.
Many resources for beginners and those at intermediate level are available from the Section, including the Southern Star Wheel planisphere, ConCards (constellation & deep sky finder charts), the Discover
The mares' allowance was a vital advantage for Vodka and she posted an RPR of 121 for her three-quarter-length win over Deep Sky (123), with Faridat (121) a length away in third.
A discoverer or co-discoverer of 21 comets, Levy helps astronomy buffs in any hemisphere and locale find 100 deep sky objects, such as double and triple stars, nebulae, galaxies and quasars.
Supplement this with Scagell's larger NIGHT SKY ATLAS: THE MOON, PLANETS, STARS AND DEEP SKY OBJECTS (1554070260, $29.
At the annual Starry Night dinner-auction Saturday, March 19, partygoers will glimpse the first-quarter moon, rings of Saturn and more with the high-powered telescopes of the local chapter of Deep Sky Observers.
A charged coupled device (CCD), commonly found in digital and video cameras, can be useful in deep sky observing and astrophotography.
Sibole said, "Meade's Deep Sky Imager has given me a whole new purpose in life -- it's what gets me up in the morning.
But its alt-azimuth mount isn't well suited to browsing the deep sky.
The Deep Sky Section pays a return visit to Shurdington near Cheltenham in 2013 for its annual meeting.
All those who know Magda's charming series of Deep sky Delights' that has been running for several years in MNASSA will relate to this book, which can best be described as a labour of love.