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Royal Observatory, Kew


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Kew Observatory papers, 1829 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 66
Scope and Contents The bulk of RGO 66 comprises the incoming and copy correspondence of the chief assistant, later superintendant, George Mathews Whipple during 1871-5. Much of it is with the chemist and astronomer Warren De La Rue whose photoheliograph was moved to and used at Kew in the early 1870s. The correspondence is largely concerned with solar photographs and the practicalities of their production. There are a few financial papers and some records of solar and lunar observations made both at Kew and...
Dates: 1829 - 1911

Kew Observatory solar photographs, 1858 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 67

Kew Observatory sunspot observations, 1858 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 57
Scope and Contents

RGO 57 contains drawings of sunspots showing their development, size and grouping, with tables recording the number of sunspots for each year.

Dates: 1858 - 1897

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