Edward Emerson Barnard’s Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way was originally published in two volumes in 1927. Together these volumes contained a wealth of information, including photographic plates of the most interesting portions of the Milky Way, descriptive text, charts, and data. Only 700 copies were printed, making the original edition a collector’s item. Reproduced in print for the first time, this edition combines both volumes of Barnard’s Atlas. It directly replicates Barnard’s text, and contains high resolution images of the original photographic plates and charts, reordered so that they can be seen together. It also includes a biography of Barnard and his work, a Foreword and Addendum by Gerald Orin Dobek describing the importance of the Atlas and additions to this volume, and a pull-out section with a mosaic of all 50 plates combined in a single panorama.
Reviews & endorsements
“One of the greatest astronomy books of all time is back – and it’s better than the original… Professor Dobek brings to this book his knowledge of the astrophysics of dark nebulae and their observation, and a deep love, appreciation, and sensitivity for the cultural and historic worth of this work… This is a must for every astrophysics department, every library, and every astronomer who loves the sky the romance of the subject, and its magnificent history.” – Dr Graeme White, James Cook University
Edward Emerson Barnard, Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin
Gerald Orin Dobek, Northwestern Michigan College
Gerald Orin Dobek is Professor of Astronomy at Northwestern Michigan College, and Director of the Joseph H. Rogers Observatory. A professional astronomer, he is a member of several societies, including the American Astronomical Society, the American Association of Variable Star Observers, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gerald Orin Dobek
Preface from the original Atlas
Introduction from the original Atlas
Bibliography from the original Atlas
Catalogue of 349 dark objects in the sky
Biography of Edward Emerson Barnard.