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Halley's comet

Author: Donald Tattersfield
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Blackwell, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Tattersfield
ISBN: 0631145516 9780631145516
OCLC Number: 10996311
Description: ix, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is so special about comet halley? --
Why is it called halley's comet? --
Who was halley? --
Motion of comets --
Demonstrating the motion of a comet in its orbit around the sun: computer programs --
What halley's comet will not do --
What will halley's comet look like? --
How bright will it be? --
How fast is it moving? --
When can we see it? --
Where will comet halley be? computer programs to determine its altitude and bearing --
How close will it come to the earth? --
How best it can be observed? --
Observing conditions for halley's comet --
Determining the dates of any phase of the moon: computer programs --
How do we know? --
Photographing halley's comet --
What is a comet? --
Atoms, molecules, ions and isotopes --
Where do comets come from? --
Brightness and magnitude --
Brightness of comets --
Spectroscopy of comets --
Velocity of halley's comet --
Demonstrating the relative motions of halley's comet and the earth: computer programs --
Three-dimensional model of the orbit of halley's comet --
Anecdotes and excerpts --
Was life brought to earth by comets and do comets bring disease? --
What are we doing about observing halley's comet? --
Comet halley space probes --
giotto, planet a and venera --
CCD and all that --
Halley's comet in the future
Responsibility: Donald Tattersfield.

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