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Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars

Ivan Volkoff

Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars

the millionth-volume acquisition, the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library. [Research and text: Ivan Volkoff, Ernest Franzgrote and A. Dean Larsen].

by Ivan Volkoff

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Published in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University Press, 1971 .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687. -- Catalogus stellarum fixarum

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 87-89.

    SeriesGift to the Friends of the Brigham Young University Library, no. 5
    ContributionsFranzgrote, Ernest, jt. author, Larsen, A. Dean, 1930- jt. author
    The Physical Object
    Pagination89 p. illus. ;
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21622886M

      Abstract: The catalogue by Johannes Hevelius with the positions and magnitudes of entries was published by his wife Elisabeth Koopman in We provide a machine-readable version of the catalogue, and briefly discuss its accuracy on the basis of comparison with data from the modern Hipparcos :// She was also the second wife of fellow astronomer Johannes Hevelius. Elisabeth Koopmann (or Kaufmann, German: "merchant") was, like Hevelius and his first wife, a member of a rich merchant family in the city of Danzig (Gdansk) located in Pomeranian Voivodeship of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and a member of the trade organisation called

    Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau. Dates: August 15 This letter is dated 15 August and was written to Dr. Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau () "my dear and respectable friend." MSS The Constellation Argo Navis: Johannes Hevelius’s Hidden Symbolism. The Esoteric Meaning of the Argo The Constellation Argo Navis is one of 48 constellations cataloged in Ptolemy’s Almagest in 2 nd Century. The Argo Navis was a huge constellation and is mostly only seen in the southern ://

    Hevelius, Johannes (also Hewel or Höwelcke). Born Jan. 28, , in Gdańsk; died there Jan. 28, Polish astronomer-observer and founder of selenography. Hevelius built an observatory in Gdansk. He published the first accurate, detailed, and artistically executed maps of the moon (in Selenography or the Description of the Moon [], he named +Hevelius.   Hevelius was said to have exceptionally keen eyesight, to the point of being able to see stars of the seventh magnitude. Following the lead of Tycho Brahe, Hevelius constructed very large measuring instruments, and managed to improve the accuracy of measured naked-eye stellar positions down to 1 minute of arc on a routine basis, in doing so exceeding even Tycho in ://


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Johannes Hevelius and His Catalog of Stars [[HEVELIUS, Johannes] Ivan VOLKOFF, Ernest FRANZGROTE; A. Dean LARSEN.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Johannes Hevelius and His Catalog of Stars Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars; the millionth-volume acquisition, the J.

Reuben Clark, Jr., :// Prodromus Astronomiae is a star catalog created by Johannes Hevelius and published posthumously by his wife and research aid Elisabeth Hevelius in The catalog consists of the location of 1, stars listed by constellation. It consists of three separate parts: a preface (labeled Prodromus), a star catalog (named Catalogus Stellarum), and Johannes Hevelius and his Catalog of Stars.

The Millionth-Volume Acquisition, The J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library. by [Hevelius] Brigham Young University. | Jan 1, ?k=Johannes+Hevelius. You can learn more about Hevelius from the book, Johannes Hevelius and his Catalog of Stars, published by Brigham Young University Press ().

Further accounts of Hevelius are given by Voula Saridakis, Jim Fuchs, Richard Dibon-Smith and Wikipedia. The United States Naval Observatory has a collection of pictures of Hevelius's ://~urban/Samples/Stars/ But long before Hevelius began tracking the stars, he made his mark as an observer and mapper of the Moon.

His Selenographia was published in43 years before the star atlas (second image).A tall, thick quarto, printed in a large, rich font and filled with lovely engravings, many executed by Hevelius himself, it has to be the most elegant book on the Moon ever :// Johannes Hevelius, (Latin), German Johann Hewel, or Johann Howelcke, Polish Jan Heweliusz, (born Jan.

28,Gdańsk, Pol.—died Jan. 28,Gdańsk), astronomer who compiled an atlas of the Moon (Selenographia, published ) containing one of the earliest detailed maps of its surface as well as names for many of its features.A few of his names for lunar mountains (e.g., the Alps) are 2 days ago  And according to Johannes Hevelius and His Catalog of Stars, published by Brigham Young University Press, Pope Innocent X said Selenographia “would be a book Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars: the millionth-volume acquisition, the J.

Reuben Clark, Jr., Library. / [Research & text: Ivan Volkoff, Ernest Franzgrote and A. Dean Larsen] Volkoff, Ivan   Johannes Hevelius (in German also known as Hevel; Polish: Jan Heweliusz; () 28 January – 28 January ) was a councillor and mayor of Danzig (Gdańsk), Kingdom of Poland.

As an astronomer, he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography", and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still used by ://   Hevelius, Johannes(b. Danzig [now Gdańsk], Poland, 28 January ; d.

Danzig, 28 January )astronomy, instrument us (also known as Heweliusza, Hevel, or Hewelcke) was one of at least ten children of a prosperous brewer and property :// /astronomy-biographies/johannes-hevelius.

Hevelius was born on Janu in Danzig — now the Polish city of Gdansk. The family was German, and both parents came from well-off merchant families. Danzig was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, so Hevelius is now claimed both by Germans and Poles.

There are various versions of his name, but I'll use Johannes Hevelius. This Elisabeth Catherina Koopman Hevelius, a Dutch/German/Polish astronomer, died Dec.

22, Elisabeth was born in Danzig inwhere the eminent astronomer Johannes Hevelius worked and had an observatory. The very year Elisabeth was born, Johannes published his Selenographia, the most elaborately illustrated astronomy folio printed to date, and the first geographical book devoted to a To mark the landmark event, the university published a slim volume titled Johannes Hevelius and His Catalog of Stars (public library) — an immeasurably engrossing chronicle of the life and legacy of Hevelius, the year odyssey of his fixed-star catalog, and how it changed our :// Johannes Hevelius (in German also known as Hevel; Polish: Jan Heweliusz; 1, df=yes – 28 January ) was a councillor and mayor of Danzig (Gdańsk), Kingdom of Poland.

As an astronomer, he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography", and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still used by astronomers.

Etymology Johannes Hevelius and his Catalog of Stars. The Millionth-Volume Acquisition, The J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Library. by Hevelius] Brigham Young University. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at :// Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars: the millionth-volume acquisition, the J.

Reuben Clark, Jr., Library Ivan Volkoff, Ernest Franzgrote, A. Dean Larsen Brigham Young University Press, - Astronomers, German - 89 pages SHORT DESCRIPTION: Oil on canvas portrait of the astronomer Johannes Hevelius () of Danzig attributed to Andreas Stech ().

In the painting Hevelius is depicted in his study with bookshelves to his left and a decorative crimson drape in the upper right-hand corner. Hevelius is depicted from the waist up, seated facing slightly right with his head turned slightly left.

He is Hevelius was a German astronomer who is most well known for his studies of comets, lunar topography, and his catalog of stars. From the description of Letter, (Unknown).

WorldCat record id: Epithet: Consul at Dantzic. British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue: Person: Description: ark://vdc_xa7://w69pg.

Johannes Hevelius. AKA Johannes Hewelke. Selenographia. Birthplace: Danzig Location of death: Danzig Cause of death: unspecified. Gender: Male Religion: Prote. German-Polish astronomer, born at Danzig on the 28th of January He studied jurisprudence at Leiden in ; travelled in England and France; and in settled in his.

adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A 69G/abstract. The Star Catalogue of Hevelius The catalogue by Johannes Hevelius with the positions and magnitudes of entries was published by his wife Elisabeth Koopman in We provide a machine-readable version of the catalogue, and briefly discuss its accuracy on the basis of comparison with The fraction of stars with position errors Johannes Hevelius (28 January – 28 January ) was a councillor and mayor of Danzig (Gdańsk), then part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

As an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by ://