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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 Seargent greatest comets in history I01579 2009 eBook  
7 Martin Mobberley Hunting and imaging comets I01438 2011 eBook  
8 Richard Schmude Comets, and how to observe them I01401 2010 eBook  
9 H. Balsiger ... (ed.) Origin and early evolution of comet nuclei I01247 2008 eBook  
10 H.U. Kaufl (ed.) Deep impact as a world observatory event I00910 2009 eBook  
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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)COMETS
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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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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
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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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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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Titlegreatest comets in history : broom stars and celestial scimitars
Author(s)David Seargent
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xix, 260 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents NoteThe nature of comets -- Halley's comet through the ages -- The greatest comets of ancient times -- The greatest comets from A.D. 1000 to 1800 -- The greatest comets from 1800 to present times -- Kamikaze comets : the Kreutz sungrazers -- Daylight comets
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [404]-412)
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Komet
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TitleHunting and imaging comets
Author(s)Martin Mobberley
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 394 p.) : col. ill
Abstract NoteFor many astronomers, the holy grail of observation is to discover a comet, not least because comets always bear the name of their discoverer! Hunting and Imaging Comets was written for comet hunters and digital imagers who want to discover, rediscover, monitor, and make pictures of comets using astronomical CCD cameras and DSLRs. The old days of the purely visual comet hunter are pretty much over, but this is not to say that amateurs have lost interest in finding comets. The books also covers the discovery of comet fragments in the SOHO image data, CCD monitoring of older comets prone to viol
Contents NoteHunting and Imaging Comets; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Contents; Chapter one: Comets, Their Orbits, and Where They Hide!; Chapter two: Great Comet Discoveries Throughout History; Chapter Three: Professional Twenty-First Century Comet Hunters; Chapter four: Amateur Twenty-First Century Comet Hunters; Chapter five: Finding the Next Hale-Bopp with your Gear; Chapter six: Comets that Have Been Missed by the Pros; Chapter seven: Recovering Returning Periodic Comets; Chapter eight: Discovering Comets Using SOHO; Chapter Nine: Following the NEOs That Might Become Comets
NotesIncludes index. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Electronic books 5. SCIENCE
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TitleComets, and how to observe them
Author(s)Richard Schmude
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource (xii, 254 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteComets have inspired wonder, excitement and even fear ever since they were first observed. But they are important members of the solar system, that contain material from early in the life of the system, held in deep-freeze. This makes them key in our understanding of the formation and evolution of many Solar System bodies. Recent ground- and space-based observations have changed much in our understanding of comets. Comets, and How to Observe Them gives a summary of our current knowledge and describes how amateur astronomers can contribute to the body of scientific knowledge of comets. This boo
Contents NoteChapter 1: Comets: An Overview; Introduction; Naming Comets; Comet Orbits; Comet Orbits and Kepler's Second and Third Laws of Planetary Motion; Classification of Comets; Sources and Movement of Comets; Comet Brightness and Some Statistics; Parts of a Comet; Brightness Changes of Comets over Time; Comet Impacts in the Near Past; Chapter 2: Comets 9P/Tempel 1, 1P/Halley, 19P/Borrelly, and 81P/Wild 2; Part A: Comet 9P/Tempel 1; Part B: Comet 1P/Halley; Part C: Comet 19P/Borrelly; Part D: Comet 81P/Wild 2; Chapter 3: Observing Comets with the Unaided Eye and Binoculars; Introduction
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 235-249) and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. COMETS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. SCIENCE
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TitleOrigin and early evolution of comet nuclei : workshop honouring Johannes Geiss on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Author(s)H. Balsiger ... (ed.)
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2008.
Description1 online resource (316 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Notes"Previously published in Space Science Reviews Volume 138, Issues 1-4, 2008.". -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. Kometenkern 6. SCIENCE
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TitleDeep impact as a world observatory event : synergies in space, time, and wavelength : proceedings of the ESO/VUB conference held in Brussels, Belgium, 7-10 August 2006
Author(s)H.U. Kaufl (ed.);C. Sterken (ed.)
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xix, 331 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteIn the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers to make full use of the ground-based observing data set
Contents Notept. 1. The deep impact event -- pt. 2. The cometary dust -- pt. 3. The cometary nucleus -- pt. 4. The cometary gas -- pt. 5. Cometary plasma, cometary space missions, and the future
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. COMETS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. SCIENCE
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