Dr. Jesus Rodrigo F. Torres
Many of the Messier Objects described in this volume are accompanied by my sketches, but many are not since the constellations where they are located cannot be studied at the time this volume was written.
Light-pollution is contributing its bad share to environmental destruction. Most urban dwellers nowadays do not look up at the night sky anymore for few are the objects which can triumph over light pollution. Soon, the serene beauty of the night sky will be lost forever, unless we do something first.