Colours of the Stars

Author: David Malin

In this book it shows how colour is related to the objects in astronomy, how the colours of stars, nebulae and galaxies can be seen and photographed, and how colour and photography enhance our astronomical understanding.

In the past astrophotographers have constantly returned to one astronomical nebula for their experiments, repeatedly photographing the first object successfully recorded by Common in 1883. The Orion Nebula figures throughout this book. Each of the eleven photographs shown in this book (details shown on page viii) tells us something different about the Orion Nebula.