Lewis Swift: Celebrated Comet Hunter and the People's Astronomer

Lewis Swift: Celebrated Comet Hunter and the People's Astronomer

English | PDF | 2017 | 435 Pages | ISBN : 3319637207 | 5.20 MB

This biography covers the life of Lewis Swift (1820-1913), who discovered 13 comets and nearly 1,200 other deep sky objects. All 13 comets found by Swift now bear his name, including three periodic comets with periods of 6 years (11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR), 9 years (64P/Swift-Gehrels), and 133 years (109P/Swift-Tuttle).
Swift's enthusiasm and success as an amateur astronomer helped make him famous in the United States. With the help of others, Swift was able to buy a 16-inch refractor, the third largest telescope in the United States at the time. Hulbert Harrington Warner built "Warner Observatory" to house this telescope. As a prolific writer and lecturer, Swift's stories appeared in newspapers and magazines, while his lectures showed that he was able to explain anything in a way that everyone could understand.
When Warner went broke during the "Panic of 1893," Swift was forced to leave his home. Almost two dozen invitations arrived from around the United States asking him to bring his telescope to their city, and he eventually accepted the invitation of Californian Thaddeus Sobieski Constantin Lowe.
This book highlights Swift's valuable contributions to astronomy before failing eyesight forced him to give up this profession. In addition to detailing Swift's life, biographical material is also provided for a number of individuals who were influenced by Swift. This includes his son, Edward, who was discovering deep sky objects as a teenager.



[Fast Download] Lewis Swift: Celebrated Comet Hunter and the People's Astronomer

Ebooks related to "Lewis Swift: Celebrated Comet Hunter and the People's Astronomer" :
Emerging Space Markets
Spectroscopy for Amateur Astronomers: Recording, Processing, Analysis and Interpretation
Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets
Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society
Powering Science: NASA's Large Strategic Science Missions
Secrets of the Hoary Deep: A Personal History of Modern Astronomy
Early Investigations of Ceres and the Discovery of Pallas, 2nd Edition
Physics of Solar Cells: From Basic Principles to Advanced Concepts, 3rd Edition
Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology (Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series)
Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.