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Author Nasim, Omar W., 1976-
Title Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century / Omar W. Nasim.
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
©2013.

Author Nasim, Omar W., 1976-
Subject Nebulae -- Observations -- History -- 19th century.
Astronomers -- History -- 19th century.
Astronomy -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 nebulae in the nineteenth century contributed to astronomical observation. Omar W. Nasim investigates hundreds of unpublished observing books.
ISBN 022608440X (electronic bk.)
9780226084404 (electronic bk.)
9781306269841
1306269849
9780226084374 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
022608437X (cloth ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 868276095
Additional Format Print version: 9780226084374 022608437X (DLC) 2013016608.


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