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A Catalog of Comets

Volume 2. 1800–1899

$303.00 (R)

Part of Cometography

  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521585057

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  • Volume 2 of the four-volume catalog of comets observed throughout history provides a complete summary of every comet seen during the nineteenth century. It includes details of discovery, closest approaches to the Sun and Earth, path across the sky, physical descriptions, orbital information, and final observations. The catalog provides amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science, with a definitive reference on comets through the ages. Also available: Volume 1: Ancient-1799 1999 0-521-58504-X $95.00 C

    • Detailed observer descriptions of every comet seen from 1800 to 1899
    • Calculated details of every well observed comet
    • Includes the unconfirmed comets (those never confirmed by a second observer, or those not observed long enough for an orbit to be calculated)
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "What he did is phenomenal." Daniel Green, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Daily Guide

    " indispensable reference for historians, comet researchers, and true enthusiasts of the field...the book's value is inestimable and I can only give [it] my highest praise." Sky & Telescope

    "...a valuable reference for scientists and historians in many fields." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521585057
    • length: 852 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 44 x 178 mm
    • weight: 1.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Catalog of comets
    Appendix 1. Uncertain objects and mistaken identities
    Appendix 2. Periodical abbreviations
    Appendix 3. Source abbreviations

  • Author

    Gary W. Kronk
    Gary Kronk has held a life-long passion for astronomy, and has been researching historical information on comets ever since sighting Comet Kohoutek in 1973/74.

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