Category: Comets

Sort

Showing 1-16 of 16

Determinatio orbitae grandis cometae anni 1858 e cunctis observationibus. Dissertatio astronomica. . ..

By: ASTEN, Emilio von.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bonn:, Carl Georgi, 1858.: 1858

Seller ID: S6263


4to. [iv], 16, [2] pp. Tables. Self-wraps. Ms. notations on top cover. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander (1799-1875), who became professor of astronomy at the Prussian University of Bonn in 1836. Among Argelander's students and assistants were Eduard Schonfeld, Adalbert Krueger, Leopold Kronecker, and Franz Woepcke. First Edition. View more info

Image for Calculs et Recherches sur la Comete d'Encke publiees. I. Tables pour le calcul de l'anomalie excentrique et du logarithme du Rayon Vecteur.

Calculs et Recherches sur la Comete d'Encke publiees. I. Tables pour le calcul de l'anomalie excentrique et du logarithme du Rayon Vecteur.

By: BACKLUND, Oskar (1846-1916).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg:, Akademiia nauk SSSR, Memoires, 1892.: 1892

Seller ID: S12090


4to. iii, 60 pp. Original printed wrappers; chipped at extremities, but generally very good. Series: 7. ser., v. 38, no. 8; v.41, no. 3; v. 41, no. 7. Backlund was a Swedish-Soviet astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics. He earned the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1909) and the Bruce Medal in 1914. View more info

Image for The International Halley Watch Atlas of Large-Scale Phenomena.

The International Halley Watch Atlas of Large-Scale Phenomena.

By: BRANDT, John C.; Malcolm B. NIEDNER, Jr.; Jurgen RAHE.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boulder:, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1992.: 1992

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S12115


4to. 736 pp. Illus., index. Cloth. Fine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE; additionally signed by a contributor, Don Yeomans (his copy). "This Atlas is one of the archive products of the International Halley Watch (IHW), and specifically of the IHW's Large-Scale Phenomenon (LSP) Discipline. It presents a comprehensive record of the large-scale structure of Halley's Comet in 1985 and 1986 obtained by a world-wide network of observers. {the Atlas] presents the evolving a... View more info

"Sur les oscillations des jets d'emission dans les cometes." with: "Quelques remarques concernant mes recherches sur les cometes." with: "Sur les anomalies apparentes dans la structure de la grande comete de 1744."

By: BREDIKHIN, Fedor Aleksandrovich (1831-1904).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Offprints from: Bulletin Ovshchestva Isp'itatelei Pripod'i. Moscow:, Katkove, 1884-1885.: 1884

Seller ID: S6270


8vo. 26; 20; 15 pp. No. 1: 1 folding lithographic plate. No. 3: 1 folding lithographic plate. Dis-bound. Ms. notations on first pages. Ex library rubber stamp. Very good. The study of comets was the major work of Fedor Bredikhin, who developed an important mechanical theory of a comet's form. DSB, II, pp. 432-435. View more info

Image for Our Cosmic Origins; From the Big Bang to the emergence of life and intelligence.

Our Cosmic Origins; From the Big Bang to the emergence of life and intelligence.

By: DELSEMME, Armand (1913-).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1988.: 1988

Seller ID: S12145

ISBN: 0521620384


8vo. xviii, 322 pp. Illus., index. Black cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN 10: 0521620384 ISBN 13: 9780521620383 Delsemme was professor of astrophysics at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He was an authority on the chemical, physical, dynamical and evolutionary process of comets. View more info

"Definitive Bahnelemente des Kometen 1840 IV."

By: SCHULTZ-STEINHEIL, C. A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stockholm:, P. A. Norstedt & Soner, 1890.: 1890

Seller ID: S6846


Offprint from: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, Bandet 23, No. 14. 4to. 28 pp. 5 tables; paper browned. Original plain wrappers; covers off, extremities chipped, dis-bound. Ms. inscription on top cover. Good. View more info

Elemente des ersten Cometen vom Jahre 1830 mit Beruchsichtigung von 319 Beobachtungen.

By: SCHULZE, L. R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: (Leipzig:, Breitkopf), [circa 1831].: 1831

Seller ID: S6847


8vo. 56 pp. Tables. Dis-bound. Good. View more info

"Sur la queue du I type de la comete de 1858, V."

By: SOKOLOFF, Aleksei Petrovich (1853-1910).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Extracted from an unknown Bulletin, 1884. Moscow,, 1884.: 1884

Seller ID: S6859


8vo. 14 pp. 1 folding plate. Dis-bound. Ms. notation and rubber stamp on page 1. Good. View more info

Definitive Bestimmung der Bahn des Cometen 1881 IV. Inaugural-Dissertation. . . .

By: STECHERT, Carl Friedrich Gottlieb Peter Heinrich (1856-1909).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kiel:, C. F. Mohr, 1884.: 1884

Seller ID: S6862


4to. 30 pp. Tables. Printed wrappers; paper browned and extremely brittle with loss at extremities, does affect the text. Ms. notations on top cover. AS IS. View more info

Image for Calixte III et la Comete de Halley. [Series]: Specola Astronomica Vaticana, II.

Calixte III et la Comete de Halley. [Series]: Specola Astronomica Vaticana, II.

By: STEIN, Johann.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rome:, Vatican, 1909.: 1909

Seller ID: S12349


4to. 40, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers; some offsetting to covers. Near fine. View more info

Latin Treatises on Comets Between 1238 and 1368 A. D.

By: THORNDIKE, Lynn (ed.).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (Chicago):, University of Chicago Press, (1950).: 1950

Seller ID: S7826


8vo. ix, 274 pp. Latin texts, index. Red cloth, dust jacket. FINE. FIRST EDITION. The first publication of many key medieval Latin texts on comets including the writings of Aegidius of Lessines, & Peter of Limoges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

"Comet Kohoutek in Retrospect." In: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 120, 1976.

By: WHIPPLE, Fred L. (1906-2004).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Philosophical Society, 1976.: 1976

Seller ID: S7839


4to. (Article): 1-6 pp. (Whole volume): iii, 515 pp. Articles, photos, figs. Green boards, gilt spine. Blind stamp of Mount Wilson Observatory. Fine. Whipple was a highly respected American astronomer who, as director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, oversaw numerous projects of note (including the Radio Meteor Project). His particular area of expertise was comets, as evinced by this article. View more info

Image for Observations of the Great Comet of 1882 made at the United States Naval Observatory. Rear Admiral R.W. Shufeldt. . . , Superintendent.

Observations of the Great Comet of 1882 made at the United States Naval Observatory. Rear Admiral R.W. Shufeldt. . . , Superintendent.

By: WINLOCK, William Crawford (1859-1896).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, DC:, GPO, 1883.: 1883

Seller ID: S12388


At head of title: Washington Observation for 1880 – Appendix I. 4to. 38 pp. 5 lithographed plates. Later quarter black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, black marbled boards; top corner bumped. Near fine. Winlock was the son of Joseph Winlock 1826-1875), the former Director of the Astronomical Observatory at Harvard College. Neither was able to have a long life. . . William died at just 37 years of age while his father was 49. View more info

Image for Uber die Natur der Cometen. Beitrage zur Geschichte und Theorie der Erkenntniss.

Uber die Natur der Cometen. Beitrage zur Geschichte und Theorie der Erkenntniss.

By: ZOLLNER, Johann Carl Friedrich (1834-1882).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Gera:, C.B. Griesbach, 1886.: 1886

Seller ID: S12390


Third edition. 8vo. LXXVII, 354 pp. Frontispiece, 2 additional plates. Later blue gilt-stamped cloth. Some stains on leaves, but generally very good. First issued in 1872. From 1872 Zollner, astrophysicist and one who studied optical illusions, held the chair of astrophysics at Leipzig University. Zollner's work showed that electrical processes of considerable intensity must take place in comets. "Of far-reaching significance was Zollner's theory of comets, in which... View more info

Atlas of Comet Halley, 1910. NASA SP-488.

By: [HALLEY's comet] DONN, Bertram; Rahe, Jurgen; Brandt, John C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, DC:, NASA, 1986.: 1986

Seller ID: S12192


313 x 233 mm. Large 8vo. xi, 600 pp. Nearly 1,000 figs., 10 tables, bibliog. Blue cloth. Fine. As new in original publisher's box. View more info

Atlas of Comet Halley, 1910. NASA SP-488.

By: [HALLEY's comet] DONN, Bertram; Rahe, Jurgen; Brandt, John C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, DC:, NASA, 1986.: 1986

Seller ID: S12193


313 x 233 mm. Large 8vo. xi, 600 pp. Nearly 1,000 figs., 10 tables, bibliog. Blue cloth. Fine. As new in original publisher's box. View more info