Stargazing: Past and Present
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Stargazing: Past and Present

By J. Norman Lockyer
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  • STARGAZING: PAST AND PRESENT.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • BOOK I. THE PRE-TELESCOPIC AGE.
    • CHAPTER I. THE DAWN OF STARGAZING.
    • CHAPTER II. THE FIRST INSTRUMENTS.
    • CHAPTER III. HIPPARCHUS AND PTOLEMY.
    • CHAPTER IV. TYCHO BRAHE.
  • BOOK II. THE TELESCOPE.
    • CHAPTER V. THE REFRACTION OF LIGHT.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE REFRACTOR.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE REFLECTION OF LIGHT.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE REFLECTOR.
    • CHAPTER IX. EYEPIECES.
    • CHAPTER X. PRODUCTION OF LENSES AND SPECULA.
    • CHAPTER XI. THE “OPTICK TUBE.”
    • CHAPTER XII. THE MODERN TELESCOPE.
  • BOOK III. TIME AND SPACE MEASURERS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. THE CLOCK AND CHRONOMETER.
      • I. The Rise and Progress of Time-keeping.
      • II. The Pendulum.
      • III. Escapements.
      • IV. The Chronometer.
    • I. The Rise and Progress of Time-keeping.
    • II. The Pendulum.
    • III. Escapements.
    • IV. The Chronometer.
    • CHAPTER XIV. CIRCLE READING.
    • CHAPTER XV. THE MICROMETER.
      • THE WIRE MICROMETER.
      • THE HELIOMETER.
      • THE DOUBLE-IMAGE MICROMETER.
    • THE WIRE MICROMETER.
    • THE HELIOMETER.
    • THE DOUBLE-IMAGE MICROMETER.
  • BOOK IV. MODERN MERIDIONAL OBSERVATIONS.
    • CHAPTER XVI. THE TRANSIT CIRCLE.
      • THE TRANSIT CIRCLE.
    • THE TRANSIT CIRCLE.
    • CHAPTER XVII. THE TRANSIT CLOCK AND CHRONOGRAPH.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. “GREENWICH TIME” AND THE USE MADE OF IT.
    • CHAPTER XIX. OTHER INSTRUMENTS USED IN ASTRONOMY OF PRECISION.
  • BOOK V. THE EQUATORIAL.
    • CHAPTER XX. VARIOUS METHODS OF MOUNTING LARGE TELESCOPES.
      • The German Mounting.
      • The English Mounting.
      • The Forked Mounting.
      • The Composite Mounting.
      • The Driving Clock.
      • THE LAMP.
    • The German Mounting.
    • The English Mounting.
    • The Forked Mounting.
    • The Composite Mounting.
    • The Driving Clock.
    • THE LAMP.
    • CHAPTER XXI. THE ADJUSTMENTS OF THE EQUATORIAL.
    • CHAPTER XXII. THE EQUATORIAL OBSERVATORY.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. THE SIDEROSTAT.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. THE ORDINARY WORK OF THE EQUATORIAL.
      • TEMPLE OBSERVATORY.
    • TEMPLE OBSERVATORY.
  • BOOK VI. ASTRONOMICAL PHYSICS.
    • CHAPTER XXV. THE GENERAL FIELD OF PHYSICAL INQUIRY.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. DETERMINATION OF THE LIGHT AND HEAT OF THE STARS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. THE CHEMISTRY OF THE STARS: CONSTRUCTION OF THE SPECTROSCOPE.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CHEMISTRY OF THE STARS (CONTINUED): PRINCIPLES OF SPECTRUM ANALYSIS.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. THE CHEMISTRY OF THE STARS (CONTINUED): THE TELESPECTROSCOPE.
    • CHAPTER XXX. THE TELEPOLARISCOPE.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. CELESTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.—THE WAYS AND MEANS.
    • CHAPTER XXXII. CELESTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (CONTINUED).—SOME RESULTS.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. CELESTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (CONTINUED)—RECENT RESULTS.
  • INDEX.
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