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Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter Before Photography

By: TA Hockey

236 pages, Illus

Institute of Physics Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #97105 | ISBN: 0750304480
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About this book

Tells the history of attempts to understand Jupiter in the era before photography, a time when the only way to observe the Universe was with the human eye. The book provides a comprehensive and fascinating account of the people involved in this quest, their observations, and the results of their findings.


Contents

Introduction The Planetary Observers Instruments and Observatories Observing Jupiter before the Yelescope The Seventeenth Century The Eighteenth Century The Nineteenth Century: Prior to 1850 1850-1878 The Discovery of the Great Red Spot 1882-1900 Theories of Jupiter The Satellites of Jupiter Conclusion Glossary

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