Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects volume 1
Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb, Volume 1, 358 6” by 9” pages, 158 illustrations, softbound. Regular Covers Andromeda, Antlia, Apus, and Aquarius plus Introductions to Basic Astronomy and Astrophysics
“At last: the sky guide we've been waiting for! Annals of the Deep Sky melds through-the-eyepiece observing with up-to-date 21st century astrophysics. Its highly readable format should appeal to observers and non-observers alike. .....[It] operates at many levels. To the novice, it provides guidance and inspiration, offering both basic background and knowledge to grow with. It provides enrichment for established amateurs, pointing out new directions to pursue. And it offers an up-to-date, one-stop astrophysical reference for advanced observers who aspire to contribute to science.” Read the entire Foreword Here.
Here is how Sky and Telescope magazine's Senior Editor Alan M. MacRobert began his review of Annals of the Deep Sky
“I've been waiting since the 1980s. Now it's happening. We're getting and expanded, updated successor to the legendary Burnham's Celestial Handbook.
Someday, I was sure, the next heir would be born to a long and distinguished literary line founded 171 years ago: big, chatty, history- and science-rich guidebooks for telescope enthusiasts, arranged alphabetically by constellation. Admiral William Henry Smyth founded it in 1844 with The Bedford Catalog (volume 2 of his A cycle of Celestial Objects) II's still in print. Carrying the line forward were Reverend T. W. Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (first published in 1858), William Tyloer Olcott's slimmer A Field Book of the Stars (1907, with many editions following), C.E. Barn's 1001 Celestial Wonders (1929), and then Burnham's biggest of all, published from 1966 to 1978 —full of observational details, science, poetry, and astronomical history in three volumes totaling 2,138 pages.