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Papers on small planets and comets, 1873 - 1875-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/106

Scope and Contents

The first part of this volume deals with the minor planets, beginning with the Paris observations of asteroids, and is chiefly in the form of correspondence between Airy and U.J.J. Le Verrier. This is followed by various other observations of minor planets, announcements of new discoveries, requests for information and elements and ephemerides of these asteroids. There are circulars for the Berlin Jahrbuch by F. Tietjen, 1874-1875. The second part of the volume is devoted to comets, including Biela's, Brorsen's, Coggia's, Encke's, Borrelly's, Donati's and Tempel's. There is a letter by W. Klinkerfeus on Brela's Comet, and other correspondence from J.R. Hind, J.J. von Littrow, W.F. Denning, J. Palisa, G.V. Schiaparelli and Sir D. Gill. Other contents include a watercolour of Coggra's Comet; various keen amateur's observations of comets; the reduction of Bradley's 1748 comet; and a French article by M. Virlet d'Aoust on the formation of comets and their tails, 1874.


  • 1873 - 1875-10

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:59:07+00:00

Includes index.


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