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Title: Recreations in Astronomy
With Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work
Author: Henry Warren
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[Illustration: THE CONSTELLATIONS OF ORION AND TAURUS.
NOTES.--Star a in Taurus is red, has eight metals; moves east (page
227). At o above tip of right horn is the Crab Nebula (page 219).
In Orion, a is variable, has five metals; recedes 22 miles per
second. b, d, e, x, r, etc., are double stars, the component parts
of various colors and magnitudes (page 212, note). l and i are
triple; s, octuple; th, multiple, surrounded by a fine Nebula (page
RECREATIONS IN ASTRONOMY
_DIRECTIONS FOR PRACTICAL EXPERIMENTS AND TELESCOPIC WORK_
HENRY WHITE WARREN, D.D.
AUTHOR OF "SIGHTS AND INSIGHTS; OR, KNOWLEDGE BY TRAVEL," ETC.
WITH EIGHTY-THREE ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS OF STARS
All sciences are making an advance, but Astronomy is moving at the
double-quick. Since the principles of this science were settled
by Copernicus, four hundred years ago, it has never had to beat
a retreat. It is rewritten not to correct material errors, but
to incorporate new discoveries.