100 Most Spectacular Sky Wonders and How to See Them

Astronomy magazine's special issue devoted to deep-sky objects showcases 100 must-see sky targets, including nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and supernova remnants.
By | Published: March 11, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

WAUKESHA, WI — Tour the night sky with Astronomy magazine’s 100 Most Spectacular Sky Wonders. This special issue highlights the top 100 sky treats in our universe and will never go out of date.

This easy guide to the deep sky shows beginning and advanced observers how to view nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and more through any telescope. The issue, divided chronologically by each celestial object’s best visibility date, is on newsstands now.

Begin your journey through the sky with “How to observe deep-sky objects.” Dozens of observing tips will get every observer started on a tour through the sky.

Each deep-sky object includes a sky chart that pinpoints the celestial target for easy observing and a statistics box that tells the object’s magnitude, apparent size, distance, and more.

In addition to the top 100 deep-sky objects, 100 Most Spectacular Sky Wonders also includes more than 350 additional telescope targets.

The top 100 sky wonders include many observers’ favorites, such as the Orion Nebula, Omega Centauri, the Whirlpool Galaxy, the Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and many more.

For more information, contact Matt Quandt at 262.798.6484 or mquandt@kalmbach.com. Astronomy‘s mission:
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