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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


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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 Johannes Hevelius and his catalog of stars book, (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 :// ADS Classic is now deprecated. It will be completely retired in October Please redirect your searches to the new ADS modern form or the classic info can be found on our 69G.

Felix Schmeidler, "Hevelius," in Neue Deutche Biographie, 9 (Berlin, ), [ref. CTN47 v.9] Brigham Young University Library, Johannes Hevelius and his Catalogue of Stars, (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young Univ.

Press, ) [QBH B8] Not Available and Not Consulted. A Seidemann, Johannes   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 ://   His star atlas was the most advanced in the world for nearly a century after his death.

His life reads with great tragedy and great fortune. You can learn more about Hevelius from the page dedicated to him and the book, Johannes Hevelius and his Catalog of Stars ~urban/Samples/Stars/ The illustrated account given by Hevelius in his "Machina celestis of the method of mounting his telescopes and erecting an observatory, reprinted from an original copy with some remarks by C.

Leeson Prince by Johannes Hevelius 1 edition - first published in Lacerta, the Lizard was created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius, from the stars between Cygnus and Andromeda. According to the first renderings the Lizard looked a lot like a weasel with a long curly tail, but later drawings were modified to portray a lizard.

Catalog of Stars published posthumously in ~lowbrows/guide/ In after the death of Johannes Hevelius, she continued her experiments alone and in their joint venture and research of finding 1, stars and their corrent positions was published in a Catalog titled Prodromus Astronomiae.

Her contribution and significance has been recognized and novelized as The Star Huntress published in [Johannes Hevelius and assistant using six-foot sextant to measure angular distances between pairs of stars] Book illustrations a quality copy of the original in color by citing the Call Number listed above and including the catalog record ("About This Item") with your request.

Following his death inshe completed and published Prodromus astronomiae (), their jointly compiled catalogue of 1, stars and their more [close] Elisabeth Koopmann Catherina Hevelius () (in Polish Elzbieta Hevelius also called) was the second wife of Johannes ://   Hevelius, Johannes yōhän´əs hāvā´lēo͝os, –87, Polish astronomer, b.

Danzig. From a finely equipped observatory in his house at Danzig, assisted by his wife Elizabeth, he made valuable observations of the moon's surface, discovered four comets, and collected data for his catalog of 1, :// The Hevelius Firmamentum was the first star atlas to rival Bayer's Uranometria in accuracy, utility, innovation, and influence.

Hevelius was perhaps the most active observational astronomer of the last half of the seventeenth century. His star atlas is notable for many reasons.

It contains fifty-six large, exquisite, double-page engraved star ://   JOHANNES HEVELIUS was a wealthy brewer from Danzig, now Gdańsk, Poland. In the s he set out to enlarge and improve upon the star catalogue of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. Hevelius observed from a platform over the roof of his house with naked-eye instruments such as a quadrant and sextant, assisted from by his second wife.

The illustrated account given by Hevelius in his "Machina celestis" of the method of mounting his telescopes and erecting an observatory: reprinted from an original copy by Johannes Hevelius (Book) 10 editions published between and in 3 languages and   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 an atlas of constellations (named Hevelius constructed sextants, quadrants without optics (for accurate measurements), and refractors (up to 70 m, “aerial tubes” for observations).

He compiled () a catalog of 1, stars that was more accurate than that of Tycho Brahe and delineated 11 new constellations. In The Celestial Machine () he described his ://