Illustrates the assortment of 109 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters known as the Messier objects with many maps and descriptions .Details Charles Messier’s observations of the heavens (begun in 1758), supplemented by modern photography.
This book is the first edition
Third revised printing 1980
Authors: John H. Mallas & Evered Kreimer
Cambridge University Press., approx. 256 pages. 1 lb 6 oz. (8.7 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches Hardcover)
John H. Mallis
In his work with the sky, he dealt with the systematization of information about binary stars , nebulae , clusters and galaxies . Together with Evered Kreimer, he created The Messier Album – one of the first serious, professional works on the catalog of Messier objects .
Around 1965, he noticed and proved the identity of the M40 and Winnecke 4 objects, which he described in a letter to the editorial office of Sky and Telescope , which was then published there in 1966.