Once upon a time the universe may have seemed a tidy place. (Time may have seemed tidier, too. But that’s a different aspect of the story, to be discusses another, uh, time.) Now the universe seems a glorious mess. Here’s a new book, perfect for anyone who wants to give certain of the Messier parts of our messy universe a good, appreciative look. The book is
Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope, Philip Pugh, Springer, 2012, 2012, XIV, 387, ISBN 978-0-387-85356-7.
(Thanks to investigator Tom Gill for bringing this to our attention.)