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Steinicke, Wolfgang

Overview
Works: 27 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 2,353 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Catalogs  Charts, diagrams, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB36.H6, 523.112
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Steinicke
Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters : from Herschel to Dreyer's new general catalogue by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New General Catalogue, originally created in 1888, is the source for referencing bright nebulae and star clusters, both in professional and amateur astronomy. With 7840 entries, it is the most-used historical catalogue of observational astronomy, and NGC numbers are commonly used today. However, the fascinating history of the discovery, observation, description and cataloguing of nebulae and star clusters in the nineteenth century has largely gone untold, until now. This well-researched book is the first comprehensive historical study of the NGC, and is an important resource to all those with an interest in the history of modern astronomy and visual deep-sky observing. It covers the people, observatories, instruments and methods involved in nineteenth century visual deep-sky observing, as well as prominent deep-sky objects. The book also compares the NGC to modern object data, demonstrating how important the NGC is in observational astronomy today"--
The construction of the heavens : the cosmology of William Herschel by Michael A Hoskin( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Herschel (1738-1822) was a musician and composer for the first half of his life, and astronomer to the King of Britain for the second half. Astronomers of the time might distinguish themselves either as makers of telescopes, or as observers, or as theoreticians. Herschel distinguished himself in all three. In November 1778, while a musician in the English spa resort of Bath, Herschel as an amateur observer ground and polished for his 7-ft reflector a mirror that was simply the finest anywhere; and using it he discovered the planet we know as Uranus. This won him the patronage of the King and with it the opportunity to give up music and dedicate himself to astronomy. With funding from the King he then built himself the biggest reflector ever seen, and he conducted a brisk trade in telescopes, the crowned heads of Europe competing to be allowed to buy a Herschel reflector"--
Galaxies and how to observe them by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxies are perhaps the most popular of all visual targets that are sought after by visual observers. At present the only way to get up-to-date information, is to query various (often highly technical) speciality books or digging deeply into the Internet. This can be a time consuming and often frustrating task, as the data aren’t often compatible. This book satisfies the need for a modern, comprehensive review in combining the three major aspects: the physical background on the nature and data of galaxies, the relevant instrumentation and viewing techniques, and finally the targets and their individual appearance in telescopes of various apertures. To illustrate the latter, a comprehensive sample of galaxies, including quasars, groups and clusters of galaxies is presented. This combination of theoretical knowledge and practical information guarantees successful observing sessions. The book could become a standard source on galaxy observing for all kinds of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced
Sternwarten : 95 astronomische Observatorien in aller Welt by Stefan Binnewies( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxien eine Einführung für Hobby-Astronomen by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reiseführer Astronomie Deutschland Erleben Sie über 300 Sternwarten, Institute, Museen und Planetarien zwischen Glücksburg und der Zugspitze by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praxishandbuch deep sky : Beobachtung von Sternen, Nebeln und Galaxien by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausführliche Anleitung zur Beobachtung von Objekten ausserhalb des Sonnensystems, Auswahlkriterien für Instrumente, Anleitungen für Montage und Pflege, Tipps für geeignetes Zubehör, Beschreibung wichtiger Himmelskataloge
Nebel und Sternhaufen : Geschichte ihrer Entdeckung, Beobachtung und Katalogisierung - von Herschel bis Dreyers "New General Catalogue" by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters : from Herschel to Dreyer's New General Catalogue by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters from Herschel to Dreyer's New general catalogue by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Frage der Ehre : der Wettstreit um den größten Refraktor by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kosmische Explosionswolken : ein Blick in die Geschichte by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Herschel, Flamsteed numbers and Harris's star maps by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper discusses the origin of the commonly used Flamsteed star numbers, which are missing in John Flamsteed's British Catalogue (1725) and accompanying Atlas coelestis (1729). Johann Elert Bode introduced these numbers in the Sammlung Astronomischer Tafeln (1776). Herschel independently created them in 1781 for his third star review. At that time he purchased Flamsteed's Atlas coelestis and the question arises, which star chart did he use before, especially when Uranus was discovered. This leads to two star maps, linked to the Welsh astronomer Joseph Harris and based on stars whose positions were measured by Flamsteed and Halley
NGC - Nebel und Sternhaufen : die Geschichte des New General Catalogue by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sternwarten ; 95 astronomische Observatorien in aller Welt by Stefan Binnewies( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Herschel, Flamsteed numbers and Harris's star maps by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Herschel, Flamsteed numbers and Harris's star maps by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Klimatische und lufthygienische Untersuchung fuer den "Nordpark Moenchengladbach" by Wolfgang Steinicke( )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NEBULAE STAR CLUSTERS GALAXIES by Wolfgang Steinicke( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Galaxies and how to observe them
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Galaxies and how to observe themNebel und Sternhaufen : Geschichte ihrer Entdeckung, Beobachtung und Katalogisierung - von Herschel bis Dreyers "New General Catalogue"Observing and cataloguing nebulae and star clusters from Herschel to Dreyer's New general catalogue
Languages
English (50)

German (22)