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1 Henry Englefield On the Determination of the Orbits of Comets OB0736 Book  
2 Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop Atlas of great comets OB0718 Book  
3 John Williams Observations of Comets from BC 611 to AD 1640 OB0692 Book  
4 by R.A. Lyttleton The comets and their origin OB0649 Book  
5 David J. Eicher, Astronomy magazine Comets OB0634 Book  
6 David J. Eicher Comets! Visitors from Deep Space 025395 2013 Book  
7 David H. Levy David Levy's guide to observing and discovering comets 025020 2003 Book  
8 Nick James Observing comets 024578 2003 Book  
9 Martin Mobberley Hunting and imaging comets 024495 2011 Book  
10 HOYLE FRED Proofs that life is cosmic E01644 1982 Book  
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TitleOn the Determination of the Orbits of Comets : According to the Methods of Father Boscovich and Mr de la Place
Author(s)Henry Englefield
Description1 online resource (xi, iv, 204, [56], 4 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteWhen this book first appeared in 1793, there had been no significant work on comets published in English since Edmond Halley's death some fifty years before. In Europe the field was dominated by French astronomers such as Pingr?? and Laplace, but their ornate styles were often difficult to translate. In this concise monograph, Sir Henry Englefield (c.1752???1822) draws both on this continental work and on his own correspondence with William Herschel to produce one of the few accessible manuals in English for the computation of cometary orbits. He includes mathematical examples as new formulae are introduced, along with detailed tables and appendices. Englefield's particular interest was in the development of scientific instruments suitable for travellers - he devised a portable telescope and lent his name to the Englefield mountain barometer - and his passion for efficiency shines through in this work, still valuable to researchers in the history of astronomy and comet science
Notes"This edition first published 1793. This digitally printed version 2013"--Title page verso
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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TitleAtlas of great comets
Author(s)Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop
Description1 online resource (224 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThroughout the ages, comets, enigmatic and beautiful wandering objects that appear for weeks or months, have alternately fascinated and terrified humankind. The result of five years of careful research, Atlas of Great Comets is a generously illustrated reference on thirty of the greatest comets that have been witnessed and documented since the Middle Ages. Special attention is given to the cultural and scientific impact of each appearance, supported by a wealth of images, from woodcuts, engravings, historical paintings and artifacts, to a showcase of the best astronomical photos and images. Following the introduction, giving the broad historical context and a modern scientific interpretation, the Great Comets feature in chronological order. For each, there is a contemporary description of its appearance along with its scientific, cultural and historical significance. Whether you are an armchair astronomer or a seasoned comet-chaser, this spectacular reference deserves a place on your shelf
Contents NoteCometary beliefs and fears -- Comets in art -- Comets in literature and poetry -- Comets in science -- Comet science today -- Great comets in antiquity -- Great comets of the Middle Ages
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Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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TitleObservations of Comets from BC 611 to AD 1640 : Extracted from the Chinese Annals, Translated with Introductory Remarks
Author(s)John Williams
Description1 online resource (xxxii, 124 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteLong before their western counterparts, Chinese astronomers developed remarkably accurate methods for making their measurements, recording detailed observations since ancient times. Of particular interest to John Williams (1797???1874), assistant secretary to the Royal Astronomical Society, were Chinese observations of comets. Noting that previous translations of these records had been incomplete, Williams sought to produce a fuller catalogue. The present work, published in 1871, presents Chinese comet observations between 611 BCE and 1640 CE, using the encyclopaedia of Ma Duanlin and the great historical Shiji as major references. Williams provides useful context in his introductory remarks, mentioning the tests by which the accuracy of the Chinese records can be verified. He also includes chronological tables and a Chinese celestial atlas, enabling comparison between the Chinese and Western systems for dates and stars respectively
Contents NotePreface -- Introductory remarks -- Comets observed in China -- Chinese chronological tables -- Chinese characters -- Chinese celestial atlas
NotesOriginally published in 1871
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Chinese 2. Chronology, Chinese 3. COMETS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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TitleThe comets and their origin
Author(s)by R.A. Lyttleton
EditionFirst paperback edition
Description1 online resource (x, 173 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteOriginally published in 1953, this book first sets out some observational facts about comets, then the greater part of the book accounts for their origin and explains how comet tails are formed. The text contains 34 photographs of celebrated comets, including eight of Halley's comet. A comet index is also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of astronomy and the history of science
Contents NoteDynamical properties of comets -- Physical properties of comets -- The origin and formation of comets -- The formation of tails -- The relation of the present theory to earlier ideas
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Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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TitleComets : visitors from deep space
Author(s)David J. Eicher, Astronomy magazine
Description1 online resource (207 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteJoin David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by 'broom stars' and 'blazing scimitars' lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention - ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others - while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks on how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them
Contents NoteStrange lights in the sky -- Great comets of the past -- What are comets? -- Comets of the modern era -- Comets in human culture -- Where comets live -- The expanding science of comets -- Observing comets -- Imaging comets
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TitleComets! Visitors from Deep Space
Author(s)David J. Eicher
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Descriptionxvi, 208p.
Abstract NoteJoin Author in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by "broom stars" and "blazing scimitars" lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention - ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others - while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks of how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them.
ISBN,Price9781107622777 : US $24.99(PB)
Classification523.64
Keyword(s)COMETS
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TitleDavid Levy's guide to observing and discovering comets
Author(s)David H. Levy
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Descriptionix, 177p.
Abstract NoteDavid Levy has held a lifelong passion for comets, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. In this book he describes the observing techniques that have been developed over the years--from visual observations and searching, to photography, through to electronic charge-coupled devices (CCDs). He combines the history of comet hunting with the latest techniques, showing how our understanding of comets has evolved over time. This practical handbook is suitable for amateur astronomers, from those who are casually interested in comets and how to observe them, to those who want to begin and expand an observing program of their own. Drawing widely from his own extensive experience, Levy describes how enthusiastic amateurs can observe comets and try to make new discoveries themselves. David H. Levy is one of the word's foremost amateur astronomers. He has discovered seventeen comets, seven using a telescope in his own backyard, and had a minor planet, Asteroid 3673 Levy named in his honor. He is best known as the co-discoverer of the famous 1994 Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. Levy is frequently interviewed in the media and succeeded Carl Sagan as science columnist for Parade magazine. He has written and contributed to a number of books, most recently David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky
ISBN,Price0521520517 : UKP 33.99(PB)
Classification523.64
Keyword(s)COMETS
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TitleObserving comets
Author(s)Nick James;Gerald North
PublicationLondon, Springer-Verlag, 2003.
Descriptionx, 234p.
Series(Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
Abstract NoteSince comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with the planet Jupiter with stupendous force in 1994 there has been an upsurge of amateur interest in comets. Most comets are first discovered by amateur astronomers because there are so many amateurs looking for them, and techniques and instruments have improved dramatically in the past few years. After a short but detailed introduction to the comets themselves Nick James and Gerald North describe comet hunting, photographing and imaging comets, and digital image processing. The use of computers for orbital calculations and even helping to discover new comets is given a full chapter, as are advanced techniques including comet photometry and spectroscopy.
ISBN,Price9781852335571 : Euro 39.95(PB)
Classification520.64
Keyword(s)1. AMATEUR ASTRONOMY 2. COMETS
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TitleHunting and imaging comets
Author(s) Martin Mobberley
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Descriptionxiv,394p.
Series(Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
Abstract NoteThis book describe in precise detail how amateur astronomers can find comets and capture spectacular images of them using modern telescopes, CCDs , and digital SLRs. Mobberley aslo explains how computer software can be used to measure the positions and brightness magnitudes of comes to a professional standard and how to submit those scientific results to the astronomical community.
ISBN,Price9781441969040 : Euro 39.95(PB)
Classification523.64
Keyword(s)1. AMATUR ASTRONOMY 2. COMETS
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TitleProofs that life is cosmic
Author(s)HOYLE FRED ;WICKRAMASINGHE CHANDRA
PublicationSrilanka, Institute Of Fundamental Studies, 1982.
Description155p.
ISBN,PriceRs 77.00(HB)
Classification524.82
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - WORLD SCIENTIFIC 5. M.V.S.
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E01644   524.82/HOY/E01644  Issued IS018: Muktangan Vidnyan Shodhika, C/O Arvind Paranjpye 31/Mar/2012
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