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Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century

Author: Omar W Nasim
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope's digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception of handdrawn images of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013016608
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Omar W Nasim
ISBN: 022608440X 9780226084404 9781306269841 1306269849
OCLC Number: 868276095
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Consolidation and coordination : Lord Rosse and his assistants --
Use and reception : biography of two images --
Conception and perception : E.P. Mason and Sir John F.W. Herschel --
Skill and instrumentation : William Lassell and Wilhelm Tempel.
Responsibility: Omar W. Nasim.

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