Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2010 - Computers - 272 pages
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Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) was an Oxford-educated English clergyman whose deep interest in astronomy and accompanying field observations eventually led to the publication of his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes in 1859. An attempt 'to furnish the possessors of ordinary telescopes with plain directions for their use, and a list of objects for their advantageous employment', the book was popular with amateur stargazers for many decades to follow. Underlying Webb's celestial field guide and directions on telescope use was a deep conviction that the heavens pointed observers 'to the most impressive thoughts of the littleness of man, and of the unspeakable greatness and glory of the Creator'. A classic and well-loved work by a passionate practitioner, the monograph remains an important landmark in the history of astronomy, as well as a tool for use by amateurs and professionals alike.
 

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Contents

The Instrument and the Observer
1
The Mode or Observation
9
The Solar System
17
Mercery
34
The Moon
46
Index to the Map of the Moon
100
Jupiter
125
Uranus and Neptune
138
Delphinds
193
Draco
195
Equuleus
197
Gemini
198
Hercules
200
Hydra
202
Lacerta
204
Leo Minor
207

Double Stars Clusters and Nebula
151
Andromeda
159
Aquila
162
Argo Navis
169
Aries
170
Bootes
172
Camelopardus
175
Cancer
176
Canes Venatici
177
Cams Majoe
178
Canis Minor
179
Capeicoknus
180
Cassiopea
181
Cepheus
183
Cetus
185
Clypeus Sobieskii
186
Coma Berenices
187
Corona Borealis
188
Corvus
189
Ctgnus
190
Libra
208
Lynx
209
Lyra
210
3
215
Orion
218
Pegasus
223
Perseus
225
Pisces
227
Sagitta
229
Sagittarius
230
Scorpio
231
Scutum see Clyfeus Sobiesmi Serpens
233
Sextans
234
Taurus
235
Taurus Poniatowsk ii
237
Triangulum
238
Ursa Major 239
239
Ursa Minor
242
VuLPECULA
245

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