A popular handbook and atlas of astronomy (1891)

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A popular handbook and atlas of astronomy (1891)

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Post by Marcelo F. » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:05 pm

Here is the link:
https://archive.org/stream/popularhandb ... k#mode/1up
You can view it online or download it.

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Post by Graeme1858 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:54 pm

Brilliant

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Post by Lady Fraktor » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:10 pm

Thank you for the link :)
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Post by bladekeeper » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:37 pm

Awesome! Thank you, Marcelo! :)
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Post by MrShorty » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:57 pm

Fascinating, thanks for sharing. In a quick browse, the thing that really leapt out at me was plate 8 on page 28 and plate 8A on page 31 -- where some very common galaxies are labeled "nebula" -- bringing to mind that this atlas pre-dates Hubble and the discoveries of the early 20th century that showed that some of these nebula are not just clouds of dust and gas, but are their own island universes much farther away than the stars and nebulae of our own Milky Way.

Edit to add -- maybe this just reminds me that some of what we currently know about the universe -- something as basic as we are one galaxy among many -- is a relatively new concept.
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Post by Bigzmey » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:08 pm

Neat!
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Post by Thefatkitty » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:55 pm

Thank you Marcelo! I stumbled on this a few years back, meant to read through it, and forgot all about it :lol: Won't make that mistake again, thanks!

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Post by Arsene37 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:34 am

Hi !
Great book ! Maybe a future work for a bookbinder !
Thank you !
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