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Author Schaaf, Fred.
Title Comet of the century : from Halley to Hale-Bopp / Fred Schaaf ; with illustrations by Guy Ottewell.
Imprint New York : Copernicus, [1997]

Author Schaaf, Fred.
Subject Comets.
Author Schaaf, Fred.
Subject Comets.
Description xv, 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-370) and indexes.
ISBN 0387947930 (acid-free paper)
0387947930 (hbk.)
OCLC # 34906204
Table of Contents
1A Comet Passes3
2Anatomy of a Ghost27
3Dirty Snowballs and the Nurseries of Leviathans51
4The Spectacular Deaths of Comets61
5Swords of Damocles86
6Observing and Discovering Comets110
7Halley and Its Periodic Kin133
8Through the Ages with Halley's Comet157
9What Makes a Comet Great?197
10The Comets Before 1700204
11The Comets from 1700 to 1995229
12The Grand Approach of Comet Hale-Bopp273
13Hyakutake Lightning291
14A Narrative Calendar for Observing Hale-Bopp305
15Comet of the Century328
App. APeriodic Comet Numbers331
App. BGreat Comets in History335
App. CClosest Comets in History339
App. DCelestial Coordinates344
App. EOrbital Elements346
App. FComet Brightness Formula and Estimating Brightness348
App. GHow to Report a Comet Discovery351
App. HEphemeris for Comet Hale-Bopp354
 Sources of Information367
 General Index373
 Comet Index381

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