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Observing By Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Omar W. Nasim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084374
eISBN:
9780226084404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084404.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There can be little doubt that it was because of the giant telescopes that were being built at the end of the 18th and for most of the 19th century that the modern study of nebulae began. Also of ... More


Consolidation Andcoordination: Lord Rosse and His Assistants

Omar W. Nasim

in Observing By Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084374
eISBN:
9780226084404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084404.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the first entry of two nebulae into the observational records of Lord Rosse, the chapter follows these objects until they are prepared for the engraver’s plate and thus, publication. The ever ... More


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