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Correspondence on comets, 1840 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/93

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on comets observed between 1840 and 1848, including Brennecker's Comet (1840); Mauvais' Comet (1844); Colla's Comet (1847); De Vico's Comet (1847); Biela's Comet (1848); and Encke's Comet (1848). The correspondents include J.J. von Littrow, W.C. Bond, J.R. Hind and R. Sheepshanks on matters including observations, ephemerides, positions of comets and various texts, as well as H.C. Schumacher's circulars. There are also pieces on the awards of, and procedure for, the King of Denmark's cometary medal.


  • Creation: 1840 - 1848


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:58:20+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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