Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sky & Telescope review

"A handsome tome designed by two knowledgeable observers who know what they're doing." That's the subhead of the 'Arped and Ready' review of the new Arp galaxies book, in the September 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope.

With an intro like that, you know we've got to be happy with the article. Reviewer Ken Hewitt-White calls it 'a welcome reminder that niche-market observing guides are still possible in the Internet Age'. He singles out the 'colorfully-written history' of Arp's contributions to astronomy, then walks through the observing guide for all 338 Arp galaxies.

We're particularly happy that he notes that many Arps can be seen through smaller telescopes, even 3- and 4-inch scopes under less than optimal skies. Remember: Arps aren't just for large telescopes. There's an Arp out there for everyone!

Arp authors to speak in Socorro, NM, in October

Jeff and Dennis, authors of the new Arp atlas of peculiar galaxies, will be the keynote speakers on October 12 at the 2007 Enchanted Skies Start Party in Socorro, NM. Come to the beautiful dark southwestern skies for a fabulous time.

More details are available at

Thanks to Dave Finley for the invite!