Comets

  • Jonathan Shanklin
Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

Comets are highly unpredictable, which is one aspect which makes them so interesting to observe; their appearance can change from night to night, and each comet is different. Around twenty comets are usually discovered or recovered each year; of these, perhaps four will come within the range of amateur instruments.

Keywords

Dust Graphite Rubber Smoke Eter 

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© Springer-Verlag London 1995

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