Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog by Gary W. Kronk

By Gary W. Kronk

Meteor showers are one of the so much amazing celestial occasions that could be saw by way of the bare eye, and feature been the item of fascination all through human background. In “Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog,” the observer can entry unique study on over a hundred annual and periodic meteor streams which will capitalize on those majestic spectacles. each one meteor bathe access contains info in their discovery, very important observations and orbits, and offers an entire photograph of period, place within the sky, and anticipated hourly charges. Armed with a fuller realizing, the beginner observer can higher view and delight in the bathe in their selection.

The unique booklet, released in 1988, has been up-to-date with over 25 years of analysis during this new and superior version. nearly each meteor bathe research is increased, with a few unique minor showers being dropped whereas new ones are further. The publication additionally comprises breakthroughs within the research of meteor showers, resembling actual predictions of outbursts in addition to comet and meteor observations from the sixth century to the seventeenth century that weren't released within the first variation. It holds the entire details had to encourage a brand new observer or offer deeper wisdom to the long-time fanatic.

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