This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs&894 no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. The Universe offers an unending source of the most electrifying and mysterious imagery conceivable. The selection of pictures for this book has been made by a well-known specialist in the field of popular astronomy, and is accompanied by short and lucid descriptions of what can be seen. The high-quality files on the accompanying CD-ROM allow for large-format prints.