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Deep-sky observing, looking at objects beyond the solar system, is the most popular field for amateur astronomers. Of all the areas of the night sky, the Milky Way - that's the view looking towards the centre of our own galaxy - is the place where most of the interesting deep-sky objects accessible to amateur astronomers lie. It is one of a two-volume set that deal with the entire Milky Way - this second volume looks at what can be seen predominantly from the Southern skies. Equipped with this book, an amateur astronomer can go out on any clear night of the year and observe the galaxy we live in - The Milky Way. Astronomy of the Milky Way includes many of the latest professional pictures of Milky Way objects as well as amateur images, and also features star charts and maps for quick location of interesting objects.