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3/29/2018

The Night Sky Observer's Guide Volume 4 with PDF of Corrected Table of Contents Attached


I received this wonderful edition to The Night Sky Observer's Guide series, this being volume 4. It covers down to -54 degrees and is on sale through the end of April at Willmann-Bell LINK for $29.95 plus shipping.  For the cost, the book is wonderful, though many of the objects appear in the other 3 volumes.  George Robert Kepple states:

"I ended up with notes on 1,008 new objects and re-observed 801 others that had been covered in Volumes 1 and 2 of the Night Sky Observer’s Guide and added many new eyepiece impressions and photos."
 So this 500 page volume adds over 1088 new objects including all of Barnard's Dark Nebula in one volume..  I find the book very similar in format and layout to the other 3 volumes of the series, and have enjoyed reading his observations, viewing his sketches and photographs and will use it in planning some of my summer observing trips.

One issue in my first edition is that the Table of Contents is off.  The page numbers versus. the actual chapters don't match. They're fine until Cepheus, then the pages get slightly from there with Lupus being 4 pages off. After Lepus the pages improve slightly towards the end of the book asVulpecula is only 2 pages off.

I( wrote to Willmann-Bell asking for permission to include the corrected Table of Contents insert I received as an insert in my copy, and haven't heard back.  However, under Fair Use I am going to upload and share them here as PDF's in case someone wants to download them.

These links are to my Google Drive and you they are public on the web so you should be able to download them.

Page 1 Table of Contents Corrected LINK

Page 2 Table of Contents Corrected LINK

Hopefully that helps those needing the PDF for those two pages. Mine are front and back so you'll have to download the PDF's and then make a 2 sided copy.  I do highly recommend the book though.


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