Telescopic Work for Starlight Evenings

William F. Denning

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies
BISAC: SCI098000



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This book was written to be intelligible to general readers while also containing facts and figures useful to amateur astronomers at the time of its first printing in 1891. With the aid of many illustrations and the passionate wonder felt by astronomers of all levels and times, the author outlines the evolution of the telescope to the end of the nineteenth century and provides detailed instruction that is relevant and rich in historical value. No matter how humble the observer, or how paltry the telescope, astronomy is capable of furnishing an endless store of delight to its adherents. Its influences are elevating, and many of its features possess the charms of novelty as well as mystery. Whoever contemplates the heavens with the right spirit reaps both pleasure and profit, and many amateurs find a welcome relaxation to the cares of business in the companionship of their telescopes on “starlight evenings.”


Chapter 1. The Telescope, its Intention and the Development of its Powers

Chapter 2. Relative Merits of Large and Small Telescopes

Chapter 3. Notes on Telescopes and their Accessories

Chapter 4. Notes on Telescopic Work

Chapter 5. The Sun

Chapter 6. The Moon

Chapter 7. Mercury

Chapter 8. Venus

Chapter 9. Mars

Chapter 10. The Planetoids

Chapter 11. Jupiter

Chapter 12. Saturn

Chapter 13. Uranus and Neptune

Chapter 14. Comets and Comet-seeking

Chapter 15. Meteors and Meteoric Observations

Chapter 16. The Stars

Chapter 17. Nebulae and Clusters of Stars

Notes and Additions


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