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Download E-books Cometography: Volume 1, Ancient-1799: A Catalog of Comets PDF

By Gary W. Kronk

Cometography is the main whole and complete number of facts on comets on hand. It is available in 4 self-contained sequential volumes and this, the 1st, covers precedent days via to the top of the eighteenth century. Cometography makes use of the main trustworthy orbits identified to figure out all of the key parameters of every good saw comet. Cometography additionally offers nontechnical info to aid the reader know the way the comet can have prompted quite a few cultures on the time of its visual appeal. all of the info in Cometography has been sourced at once from the unique records, together with ecu monastic histories, Roman, Greek and Muslim texts, chinese language, eastern and Korean scripts. in lots of instances, dates of vital old occasions might be corrected in accordance with the looks of a comet and pointed out utilizing this booklet. Cometography can be necessary to historians of technology in addition to delivering beginner astronomers with a definitive reference on comets during the a while.

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