Spectacular nebulae where stars are born, beautiful star clusters from the early formation of the Milky Way, and galaxies as far as a billion light years away, all feature in this book of stunning images from astro photographer Chris Baker.
The author takes the reader on a journey through time and space to the Deep Sky, far beyond our Solar System. It is a pictorial description of the awe-inspiring wondrous objects that exist “out there”.
The images are of objects from hundreds to many millions of light years away; distances of such enormity are hard for our minds to grasp. The book presents fascinating information on what the Earth was like when the light started its earth-bound journey through space.
For example, as the light left the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million years ago on its interstellar journey to Chris’s telescope, the Himalayas are still being raised.
Chapters are included describing the basics of astrophotography, as modern telescopes and cameras make this a rewarding hobby well within reach of the amateur astronomer. Chris describes his observatory in the mountains of Spain along with practical guidance on how to get started in astronomy.
With a concise, clear discussion on the background of astronomical science, this is above all, a book to celebrate the beauty and fascination of space.
|Publisher:||Pen and Sword|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Chris is a former Chartered Engineer and manufacturing consultant whose deep interest in the Great War led him to becoming a professional military historian. He is behind a research business, fourteeneighteen, and is the author of the well-known and invaluable website ‘The Long, Long Trail’.
Chris was the Chairman of the Western Front Association for a number of years and was the founder of the very successful internet Great War Forum. Chris’s book ‘The Battle for Flanders: German defeat on the Lys, 1918’ was published by Pen & Sword Military in 2011. In 2014 ‘The truce: the day the war stopped’ was published by Amberley in 2014.
Chris is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he gained a Masters in British First World War History in 2007.