Cover image for David H. Levy's guide to observing and discovering comets
Title:
David H. Levy's guide to observing and discovering comets
Author:
Levy, David H., 1948-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
ix, 177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Why Observe Comets?: -- Of history, superstition, magic, and science -- Comet science progresses -- Discovering comets -- Comet searching begins -- Tails and trails -- Comet searching in the twentieth century -- How I search for comets -- Searching for comets photographically -- Searching for comets with CCDs -- Comet hunting by reading -- Hunting for sungrazers over the Internet -- What to do when you think you've found a comet -- A New Way of Looking at Comets -- When comets hit planets -- The future of visual comet hunting -- How to observe comets -- An introduction to comet hunting -- Visual observing of comets -- Estimating the magnitude of a comet -- Taking a picture of a comet -- Measuring where a comet is in the sky -- My passion for comets.
ISBN:
9780521520515

9780521826563
Format :
Book

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