Cometography: Volume 2, 1800-1899: A Catalog of Comets
Cambridge University Press, 1999 - 852 síđur
Cometography is a four-volume catalog of every comet observed throughout history. Volume II provides a complete discussion of every comet seen during the nineteenth century. Cometography 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. The book also provides non-technical details to help the reader better appreciate how the comet may have influenced various cultures at the time of its appearance. Cometography will be valuable to historians of science as well as providing amateur and professional astronomers with a definitive reference on comets through the ages.
30-cm refractor ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE April astronomers August B. G. Marsden bright brighter C. H. F. Peters Calculated path central condensation Closest coma diameter comet was faint comet was last December described the comet determined the perihelion diffuse discovered this comet E. E. Barnard elliptical orbit Elong Engelhardt February found the comet FULL MOON G. F. W. Rümker G. M. Searle gave the position Germany Holetschek J. F. Encke J. F. J. Schmidt J. R. Hind January July June K. C. Bruhns Kobold last detected Last seen Lick Observatory magnitude 11 March Millosevich MNRAS moonlight naked eye nebulosity nebulous noted the comet November nucleus of magnitude observed the comet October orbit is given orbit was calculated parabolic orbit perihelion date period positions obtained positions spanning Reslhuber saw the comet Schulhof Sekanina September tail extended Tebbutt telescope visible Winnecke