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The Resource Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century, Omar W. Nasim

Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century, Omar W. Nasim

Label
Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century
Title
Observing by hand
Title remainder
sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Omar W. Nasim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope's digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. Observing by Hand sheds entirely new light on the ways in which the production and reception of handdrawn images of the nebulae in the nineteenth century contributed to astronomical observation. Omar W. Nasim investigates hundreds of unpublished observing books and paper records from six nineteenth-century observers of the nebulae: Sir John Herschel; William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse; William Lassell; Ebenezer Porter Mason; Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel; and George Phillips Bond. Nasim focuses on the ways in which these observers created and employed their drawings in data-driven procedures, from their choices of artistic materials and techniques to their practices and scientific observation. He examines the ways in which the act of drawing complemented the acts of seeing and knowing, as well as the ways that making pictures was connected to the production of scientific knowledge. An impeccably researched, carefully crafted, and beautifully illustrated piece of historical work, Observing by Hand will delight historians of science, art, and the book, as well as astronomers and philosophers.--
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ICU/DLC
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1976-
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Nasim, Omar W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nebulae
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
Label
Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century, Omar W. Nasim
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393407/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Consolidation and coordination : Lord Rosse and his assistants -- Use and reception : biography of two images -- Conception and perception : E.P. Mason and Sir John F.W. Herschel -- Skill and instrumentation : William Lassell and Wilhelm Tempel
Control code
FIEb17745329
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226084374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)842323103
Label
Observing by hand : sketching the nebulae in the nineteenth century, Omar W. Nasim
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393407/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Consolidation and coordination : Lord Rosse and his assistants -- Use and reception : biography of two images -- Conception and perception : E.P. Mason and Sir John F.W. Herschel -- Skill and instrumentation : William Lassell and Wilhelm Tempel
Control code
FIEb17745329
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226084374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)842323103

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