Rahe, Jurgen; & Bertram Donn; Karl Wurm, Atlas of Cometary Forms : Structures Near the Nucleus. NASA SP-198. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington D. C. 1969.

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Rahe, Jurgen; & Bertram Donn; Karl Wurm, Atlas of Cometary Forms : Structures Near the Nucleus. NASA SP-198. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington D. C. 1969. Large quarto, pp. ix, 118, numerous drawings and photographs.

The work is complete and in the original blue cloth with silver titles. The binding is tight with light dust soiling to outer margin. The text is pristine. In very good to near fine condition.

The authors bring together a comprehensive collection of photographs, drawings, reproductions and views of comets dating from 1835 to 1962. Included are comets such as Donati, Tebbutt, Swift-Tuttle, Coggia, Daniel, Mrkos, and Halley. The comets various reappearances, comet luminosities and spectra, physical characteristics, their table of orbital elements, phase angles are included. Also included is a list of references, etc. The work contains an Introduction; Visual Observation of Comets; Comparison of Visual & Photographic Observations of Comets; Photographic Observations of Comets; Influence of Instrumental Factors on the Appearance of a Comet;