Astronomy through the telescope

Astronomy through the telescope

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Investigates the history and technical development of the telescope in addition to exploring the scientific impact of the instrument and the discoveries about the universe the telescope has brought aboutIt was taken by Nicophore Niepce in 1826, using a plate made by coating a sheet of pewter with bitumen. The view is from a window looking out on to a sunlit yard ( in Gras. near Chalon-sur- Saone, France). ... The path of the eclipse lay across Sweden and East Prussia, and the staff of Konigsberg Observatory attended in force. ... vocabulary of the craft: positive, negative and snap-shot were all his terms, as was the word photography, though that had been suggested a few days earlieranbsp;...

Title:Astronomy through the telescope
Author:Richard Learner
Publisher:Van Nostrand Reinhold Company - 1981


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