I simply love being out under the stars, and I enjoy looking through the eyepiece of a fine telescope more than just about anything I can think of. In the last couple years I've decided to try to take the time and make the effort to rediscover some of the deep sky objects I used to observe on occassion, as well as discover some new ones I haven't seen before.
To this end, I had a few books on my Amazon wish list this year, and was lucky enough to get two of them. The first one 'The Secret Deep' by Stephen James O'Meara held another surprise I hadn't known about until I got the book in my hands. The object photos supplied throughout the book were all done by AAVSO President, Mario Motta. So far, I've only read a few entries, I'm enjoying the information, charts, drawings and the pictures.