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Carina (The Keel) 213 Cassini probe 35, 35, 115 Cassiopeia 155 Cassiopeia A 44 Castor (Alpha Geminorum) 174

cataclysmic variables 72 catadioptric telescopes 141, 141

Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

Centaur (Centaurus) 198 Centaurus (The Centaur) 198 Centaurus A 77 Cepheid variables 72 Cepheus 154 Cernan, Gene 29 Cetus (The Sea Monster) 189 Chamaeleon (The

Chameleon) 225 Chandrasekhar, Subramanyan 37

Charioteer (Auriga) 157 Charon 121, 121 Chisel (Caelum) 207 Circinus (The Compasses) 215 Circlet 188, 188 classification, star 135 Coalsack Nebula 214, 214 Coathanger (Brocchi's Cluster)

184, 184 Columba (The Dove) 210 Coma Berenices (Berenice's

Hair) 176 Coma Star Cluster 176 Comet Borrelly 122 Comet Hale-Bopp 122 comets 83, 122-3 Compass (Pyxis) 210 Compasses (Circinus) 215 computers computerized telescopes 143 star maps 137 constellations 146-227 charts 150-1 mapping 147, 148-9 coordinates 132, 133 Copernicus, Nicolaus 18, 18 Corona Australis (Southern

Crown) 217 Corona Borealis (Northern

Crown) 179 Corvus (The Crow) 197 Cosmic Microwave

Background Radiation 25, 52

172, 173 Crane (Grus) 219 Crater (The Cup) 197 Crow (Corvus) 197 Crux (The Southern Cross) 214

Cup (Crater) 197 Cygnus (The Swan) 164-5 Cygnus A 165 Cygnus Loop 66 Cygnus Rift (Northern

Coalsack) 165 Cygnus X-1 165

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