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Correspondence on comets, 1848 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/94

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on comets observed between 1848 and 1852, including Graham's Comet (1849); Goujon's Comet (1849); Bond's Comet (1850); FayƩ's and Brorsen's Comet (1850); and Biela's Comet (1852). The correspondents include A. Graham, J.R. Hind, E.J. Cooper and H.C. Schumacher on ephemerides, observations, positions of comets and various texts. There are circulars from H.C. Schumacher, A.C. Peterson, P.A. Secchi and B.A. Gould, and the Cape of Good Hope observations of the Great Comet of 1843. The volume also includes papers on the award of, and procedure for, the King of Denmark's cometary medal.


  • 1848 - 1852

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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