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- DescriptionThis book identifies the 'lost stars' of Bayer, Lacaille, Flamsteed, and other pioneering astromers of the 17th and 18th centuries, and explains how and why these stars seem to have disappeared from modern star catalogues and atlases. In a style that will appeal to the vice as well as the seasoned astromer, the author provides an introduction to early modern astromy. The book reviews the composition and history of the 88 constellations recognised by the International Astromical Union. In an account for each constellation the author includes a sypsis, in chart form, that tells the reader at a glance how many lettered or numbered stars there are in the constellation, the magnitude and catalogue numbers for those stars, and who first lettered or numbered each star. The author then describes the stars that have been 'lost' or mislabelled and explains, in detail, their troublesome status.
- Author BiographyMorton Wagman was born in Brooklyn, New York. Aside from a stint in the US Army, he has spent most of his life in higher education in New York City. He has earned degrees from Brooklyn College (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D.), and has taught at Brooklyn College (CUNY) (1966-1970) and Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) (1970-present), where currently he is a Professor of History.
- Author(s)Morton Wagman
- PublisherMcDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, US
- Date of Publication01/06/2002
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, US
- Content Notetables & illus
- Weight1545 g
- Width290 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine34 mm
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