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Photographs of Stars, Star-Clusters and Nebulae Together with Information Concerning the Instruments and the Methods Employed in the Pursuit of Celestial Photography

Author: Isaac Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press Place of publication not identified publisher not identified 1893 1893
Series: Cambridge library collection. Astronomy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A geologist and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Isaac Roberts (1829-1904) made significant contributions to the photography of star-clusters and nebulae. By championing reflecting rather than refracting telescopes, Roberts was able to perceive previously unnoticed star-clusters, and was the first to identify the spiral shape of the Great Andromeda Nebula. Roberts' use of a telescope for photographing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Roberts
ISBN: 9780511659102 0511659105 9781108015226 1108015220
OCLC Number: 1060648440
Accession No: CR9780511659102 (DE-599)GBV883228491
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Dec 2015)
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (168 pages) PDF file(s).
Series Title: Cambridge library collection. Astronomy
Other Titles: Photographs of Stars, Star-Clusters & Nebulae
Responsibility: Isaac Roberts

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A geologist and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Isaac Roberts (1829-1904) made significant contributions to the photography of star-clusters and nebulae. By championing reflecting rather than refracting telescopes, Roberts was able to perceive previously unnoticed star-clusters, and was the first to identify the spiral shape of the Great Andromeda Nebula. Roberts' use of a telescope for photographing stars, and a long exposure time, provided greater definition of stellar phenomena than previously used hand-drawings. Although Roberts' conclusions about the nature of the nebulae he photographed were not always correct, the book is significant for the possibilities it suggests for nebular photography. Published in London in 1893 and 1899, the two-volume Photographs of Stars represents the summation of his work with his assistant W. S. Franks at his observatory in Crowborough, Sussex. Volume 1 contains 51 collotype plates of stars, and descriptions of his instruments and methods

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