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Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014076

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  • Thomas William Webb (1807–1885) was an Oxford-educated English clergyman whose deep interest in astronomy and accompanying field observations eventually led to the publication of his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes in 1859. An attempt 'to furnish the possessors of ordinary telescopes with plain directions for their use, and a list of objects for their advantageous employment', the book was popular with amateur stargazers for many decades to follow. Underlying Webb's celestial field guide and directions on telescope use was a deep conviction that the heavens pointed observers 'to the most impressive thoughts of the littleness of man, and of the unspeakable greatness and glory of the Creator'. A classic and well-loved work by a passionate practitioner, the monograph remains an important landmark in the history of astronomy, as well as a tool for use by amateurs and professionals alike.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014076
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Instrument and the Observer:
    1. The telescope
    2. The mode of observation
    Part II. The Solar System:
    1. The Sun
    2. Mercury
    3. Venus
    4. The Moon
    5. Index to the map of the moon
    6. Mars
    7. Jupiter
    8. Saturn
    9. Uranus and Neptune
    10. Comets
    Part III. The Starry Heavens:
    1. Double stars, clusters, and nebulae
    2. Andromeda
    3. Anser
    4. Antinous
    5. Aquarius
    6. Aquila
    7. Argo Navis
    8. Aries
    9. Auriga
    10. Boötes
    11. Camelopardus
    12. Cancer
    13. Canes Venatici
    14. Canis Major
    15. Canis Minor
    16. Capricornus
    17. Cassiopea
    18. Cepheus
    19. Cetus
    20. Clypeus Sobieskii
    21. Coma Berenices
    22. Corona Borealis
    23. Corvus
    24. Crater
    25. Cygnus
    26. Delphinus
    27. Draco
    28. Equuleus
    29. Eridanus
    30. Gemini
    31. Hercules
    32. Hydra
    33. Lacerta
    34. Leo
    35. Leo Minor
    36. Lepus
    37. Libra
    38. Lynx
    39. Lyra
    40. Monoceros
    41. Ophiuchus
    42. Orion
    43. Pegasus
    44. Perseus
    45. Pisces
    46. Sagitta
    47. Sagittarius
    48. Scorpio
    Scutum, see Clypeus, Sobieskii
    49. Serpens
    50. Sextans
    51. Taurus
    52. Taurus Poniatowskii
    53. Triangulum
    54. Ursa Major
    55. Ursa Minor
    56. Virgo
    57. Vulpecula.

  • Author

    Thomas William Webb

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