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Cometography: Volume 4, 1933-1959: A Catalog of Comets: 1933 -1959 v. 4 [Hardcover]

Gary W. Kronk
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11 Dec 2008 0521585074 978-0521585071 1
Cometography is a multi-volume catalog of every comet observed throughout history. It uses the most reliable orbits known to determine the distances from the Earth and Sun at the time a comet was discovered and last observed, as well as the largest and smallest angular distance to the Sun, most northerly and southerly declination, closest distance to the Earth, and other details to enable the reader to understand the physical appearance of each well-observed comet. Volume 4 provides a complete discussion of each comet seen from 1933 to 1959. It includes physical descriptions made throughout each comet's apparition. The comets are listed in chronological order, and each listing includes complete references to publications relating to the comet. This book is the most complete and comprehensive collection of comet data available, and provides amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science, with a definitive reference on comets through the ages.

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  • Hardcover: 628 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (11 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521585074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521585071
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 18 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,640,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From reviews of Cometography: 'What he did is phenomenal.' Daniel Green, Daily Guide

'… an 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

'… a treasure trove of information and each entry stands on its own.' The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

'Cometography has been beautifully produced, and it is a thorough, definitive, well referenced, comprehensive, and easily accessible work of scholarship. For historians, scientific or otherwise, this will be a 'first stop' for information about ancient comets. Looking into the future, it will be a rare month that I will not refer to it.' David W. Hughes, The Observatory

'This marvellous book was clearly a labour of love. It is a treasure, and will be appreciated for much longer than the century it covers.' New Scientist

'… sure to become the standard cometary reference source … Every library with a comet section should invest in the Cometography series. Congratulations to Gary Kronk on a lifetime of scholarly achievement.' Contemporary Physics

'… ambitious attempt to catalogue all recorded comets through history … the sheer volume of information contained in this book … is a very useful work of reference.' Journal of Geological Magazine

'… the most complete and comprehensive collection of comet data available …' Spaceflight

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The fourth book in multi-volume catalogue of every comet observed throughout history. Material in this book provides a complete discussion of each comet seen from 1933 to 1959. This is truly a 'one of its kind' reference on comets for amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of information 30 Nov 2001
By Michael Baxter VINE VOICE
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This book supersedes the first part of Kronk's excellent earlier guide to comets. It offers a complete list of comets and possible cometary sightings up to 1799; for each comet he summarises the available observations. The author has made extensive searches through Chinese, Babylonian and European sources, many of which are hard to come by. Many of the earlier entries are very short and repetitive, but that's the nature of the scanty observations. He quotes orbital elements whenever they are available; he is undiscriminating here, as many of these elements are so dubious that they are excluded from the standard catalogues. The nature of the observations changes dramatically over time, from quaint references to broom stars to careful telescopic observations by great observers like Messier and Herschel. It will be interesting to see if Kronk can keep up the same standard in later volumes when more recent comets, observed with ever more sophisticated equipment and even space probes, must be discussed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 4th volume in the Cometography series 18 Nov 2013
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The long-awaited Volume number 6 of the Cometography hardcover series will be available by August 2014.
Philip Corneille - FRAS
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of information 19 Nov 2001
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Format:Hardcover
This book supersedes the first part of Kronk's excellent earlier guide to comets. It offers a complete list of comets and possible cometary sightings up to 1799; for each comet he summarises the available observations. The author has made extensive searches through Chinese, Babylonian and European sources, many of which are hard to come by. Many of the earlier entries are very short and repetitive, but that's the nature of the scanty observations. He quotes orbital elements whenever they are available; he is undiscriminating here, as many of these elements are so dubious that they are excluded from the standard catalogues. The nature of the observations changes dramatically over time, from quaint references to broom stars to careful telescopic observations by great observers like Messier and Herschel. It will be interesting to see if Kronk can keep up the same standard in later volumes when more recent comets, observed with ever more sophisticated equipment and even space probes, must be discussed.
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