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Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters : from Herschel to Dreyer's new general catalogue

Author: Wolfgang Steinicke
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The New General Catalogue, originally created in 1888, is the source for referencing bright nebulae and star clusters, both in professional and amateur astronomy. With 7840 entries, it is the most-used historical catalogue of observational astronomy, and NGC numbers are commonly used today. However, the fascinating history of the discovery, observation, description and cataloguing of nebulae and star clusters in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Catalogs
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Steinicke, Wolfgang.
Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010022752
(OCoLC)642624642
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Steinicke
ISBN: 9780511789533 051178953X 051178693X 9780511786938 9780511788802 0511788800 9786612770463 6612770465
OCLC Number: 664571198
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 648 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
William Herschel's observations and parallel activities --
John Herschel's Slough observations --
Discoveries made in parallel with John Herschel's Slough observations --
John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope --
The time after Herschel's observations untill Auwers' list of new nebulae --
Compiling the General Catalogue --
Dreyer's first catalogue: the supplement to Herschel's General Catalogue --
Compilation of the New General Catalogue --
The New General Catalogue: publication, analysis and effects --
Special topics --
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Responsibility: Wolfgang Steinicke.

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