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10-10-2011, 06:24 PM
This book normally costs a fortune but you can download it for free.
Richardson, A Catalogue of 7385 Stars, chiefly in the Southern Hemisphere prepared from observations made in the years 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825 and 1826 at the observatory at Parramatta, New South Wales, founded by Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
The free 27.7Mb pdf download is at http://www.archive.org/details/catalogueof7385s00richrich
or you can buy it for $3,600 from http://www.hordern.com/departments/miscellaneous/index.aspx
10-10-2011, 10:45 PM
Even better - download the mobi file - 215kByte - down in the blink of an eye. Drop it onto my Kindle. Saved myself $3,600. Thanks Glen!
11-10-2011, 09:06 AM
Cheers Glen, thanks for the heads up. :)
11-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Thanks Glen, it downloaded fairly quickly. Nicely laid out with the drawings of the Observatory at the begining.
11-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Hmm..... I think all the tables are missing from the mobi file. No problem, it was an interesting read - especially about the "computer" from the 1800s!
11-10-2011, 02:48 PM
It is interesting to match the footnotes with clusters and nebulae, for example when Dunlop made this star catalogue, (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/#_ftn1) he noted that star 3807 was a “fine blue star,” but he did not know it was a planetary nebula. Herschel recognised this to be a blue planetary nebula (NGC 3918) he had observed, according to his 1835 letter to Maclear. (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/#_ftn2)
 (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/#_ftnref1) Richardson, A Catalogue of 7385 Stars, chiefly in the Southern Hemisphere prepared from observations made in the years 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825 and 1826 at the observatory at Paramatta (with one r), New South Wales, founded by Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane.
 (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/#_ftnref2) B. & N. Warner, Maclear & Herschel Letters & Diaries at the Cape of Good Hope 1834-1838, Cape Town, 1984, p. 108.
13-10-2011, 06:21 AM
Dunlop's 1827 printed catalogue of clusters and nebulae is here:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/select/1...&thumbPage=all (http://www.jstor.org/stable/select/107841?seq=1&Search=yes&searchText=%22James+Dunlop%22&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch %3FSearch%3DSearch%26Query%3Dau%3A% 2522James%2520Dunlop%2522%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&resultsServiceName=null&thumbView=thumbs&thumbPage=all)
I also have his original notes, 740 pages on microfilm.
"Dunlop, J 1983, Reel M1709, National Library of Australia. Miscellaneous Loose Sheets, 1819-1826, Notes on the Magellanic Clouds, Nebulae, etc., Various Fragments of Catalogues, Repetitious on the Sun with Reichenbach’s Circle, for the Winter Solstice 1824, Astronomy Notebook, Miscellaneous Loose Manuscripts, Royal Astronomical Society Records, 1819-1940."
16-10-2011, 09:23 AM
Approximate Places of Double Stars in the Southern Hemisphere, observed at Paramatta in New South Wales
This catalogue is at http://books.google.com.au/books?id=0t7NAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA257&lpg=PA257&dq=Approximate+Places+of+Double+Sta rs+in+the+Southern+Hemisphere,+obse rved+at+Paramatta+in+New+South+Wale s&source=bl&ots=81nd-j-E5G&sig=l8L1uQqtJFXxbWn7L14wR1-xNw8&hl=en&ei=igaaTo_DE_GgmQW8w7GgAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Approximate%20Places%20of%20Doubl e%20Stars%20in%20the%20Southern%20H emisphere%2C%20observed%20at%20Para matta%20in%20New%20South%20Wales&f=false
page 257 to 275
See also Andrew James at http://homepage.mac.com/andjames/Page034.htm
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