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Getting acquainted with comets

Author: Robert S Richardson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richardson, Robert S. (Robert Shirley), 1902-1981.
Getting acquainted with comets.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1967]
(OCoLC)625219052
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Richardson
OCLC Number: 845017
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 306 pages : illustrations, charts ; 21 cm
Contents: "How is your comet tonight?" --
Comets compared with other objects in the sky --
What is a comet? --
How comets are named --
The art of catching a comet --
What to do with a comet after you've discovered it --
The motion of comets --
The six elements of the orbit --
Collision of a comet with the earth --
What's in a comet and how do we know? --
The spectrograph applied to comets --
Shooting stars --
Your fireball observation --
Meteor showers --
Meteor velocities --
To observe meteors --
Meteor swarms and comets --
Comets across the sun --
The question mark beyond Jupiter--1925 II --
Can you remember Halley's comet? --
The origin of comets --
Cometary exploration: the future --
Comet Ikeya-Seki: the great comet of 1965 --
"Call it Icarus" --
Appendix 1: Locating stars by right ascension and declination --
Appendix 2: Short-period comets of more than one appearance --
Appendix 3: Principal meteor showers.
Responsibility: by Robert S. Richardson.

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