"Thanks to the genius of James Mullaney, and the artistic sensibility of Wil Tirion, backyard stargazers can now enjoy endless hours of double- and multiple-star observing. Mullaney's vivid descriptions of the finest showpieces truly inspire; Tirion's design is both handsome and practical. The work is destined to become an instant classic. Bravo!" Stephen James O'Meara - Author of the Deep-Sky Companions observing guides and columnist for Astronomy magazine.
"...the definitive treasure map to the night sky's most alluring deep-sky gems. ...an essential addition to any stargazer's observing kit. This new work from James Mullaney, one of the world's most experienced double-star observers, and Wil Tirion, the dean of modern celestial cartographers, gives even the most experienced stargazer a lifetime supply of deep-sky wonders to explore and enjoy." - Rick Fienberg, Editor Emeritus, Sky & Telescope
"...the only [book] with a comprehensive observing atlas. .... Recommended." - CHOICE
"The maps by Wil Tirion are as beautiful as we have come to expect from the premier star map producer of our time." - The Astronomical League
"... a very useful, durable guide ... highly recommended to the beginning observer and as a reference work for the more experienced astronomer."
Over 2,000 selected pairs of stars are plotted in this magnificent atlas, each labeled with discoverer, catalog, and/or observatory designations. Spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colors, it is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects.