The Resource Blazing a Ghostly Trail : ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future, by Peter Grego, (electronic resource)

Blazing a Ghostly Trail : ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future, by Peter Grego, (electronic resource)

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Blazing a Ghostly Trail : ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future
Title
Blazing a Ghostly Trail
Title remainder
ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Grego
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Author
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A special celestial event climaxes towards the end of 2013, the arrival, fresh from the Oort Cloud, of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). By all predictions, this comet was set to be one of the most dazzling comets seen in modern history. Sky watchers will have already been primed for C/2012 (ISON) earlier in 2013 with the apparition of another naked-eye comet, C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS), and following C/2012 S1 (ISON) there is the prospect of 2012 K1 (PanSTARRS) reaching naked-eye visibility in August 2014. And there will be other bright cometary prospects in the near future, if we take into account the latest predictions. This book sets the scene for the arrival of Comet C/2012 S1 and those comets following it over the next few years. It explains how sky watchers and amateur astronomers can practically follow comets, observe them, and record them. This is also a guide on how to keep abreast of the latest cometary discoveries and how to use publications, websites, programs, and apps to visualize and plan observations. The book includes: · descriptions of the nature, origins and observing history of comets · a detailed guide to seeing and studying what could be the greatest comet of modern times · specially prepared maps covering bright cometary apparitions of the next few years. · Illustrations of recent naked-eye comets and space probe images of large comets
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Grego, Peter
Dewey number
523.6
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series,
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
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Blazing a Ghostly Trail : ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future, by Peter Grego, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Content category
text
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txt
Contents
Introduction: Setting the scene for C/2012 S1 (ISON) and incoming comets -- What is a comet and where do they come from? (Primordial leftovers, Oort Cloud, etc) -- Portents of change and doom (historical perspectives on comets, myths and superstitions, end of world predictions, hyperbole) -- Great comets (including Halley’s Comet, Ikeya-Seki, IRAS-Araki-Alcock, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, McNaught, etc) -- Comets up close observations by space probes (VeGa, Giotto, ICE, Deep Impact, etc) -- C/2012 S1 and selected bright comets of the future (discovery, magnitude predictions, paths through Solar System)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319017754
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01775-4
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remote
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  • (EBL)1538646
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  • (EXLCZ)992550000001152737
Label
Blazing a Ghostly Trail : ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future, by Peter Grego, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Introduction: Setting the scene for C/2012 S1 (ISON) and incoming comets -- What is a comet and where do they come from? (Primordial leftovers, Oort Cloud, etc) -- Portents of change and doom (historical perspectives on comets, myths and superstitions, end of world predictions, hyperbole) -- Great comets (including Halley’s Comet, Ikeya-Seki, IRAS-Araki-Alcock, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, McNaught, etc) -- Comets up close observations by space probes (VeGa, Giotto, ICE, Deep Impact, etc) -- C/2012 S1 and selected bright comets of the future (discovery, magnitude predictions, paths through Solar System)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319017754
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-01775-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001152737
  • (EBL)1538646
  • (SSID)ssj0001049378
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11588414
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001049378
  • (PQKBWorkID)11018865
  • (PQKB)10671090
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1538646
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-01775-4
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001152737

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