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Cometography: Volume 5, 1960-1982 : A Catalog of Comets, Hardback Book

Cometography: Volume 5, 1960-1982 : A Catalog of Comets Hardback

Part of the Cometography series


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 5 provides a complete discussion of the observations and pertinent calculations for every comet seen between 1960 and 1982.

The comets are listed in chronological order, with complete references to publications relating to each comet and physical descriptions of each comet's development throughout its apparition.

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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Solar system: the Sun & planets
  • ISBN: 9780521872263



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