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Papers on a total solar eclipse, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/129

Scope and Contents

The seventh part of a series on the expedition by HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The volume contains accounts of observations provided by anonymous observers; R.C. Carrington; R. Cromp, with various thermometer readings; T. Hogan in Newfoundland; F. Maxwell-Lyte, with seven photographs; Captain Parsons in British Columbia; G. Rümker in Lisbon; C. Shea, specifically on sunspots, and accompanied by drawings; and C.P. Smyth, on sunspot activity. There are extensive meteorological observations undertaken by E.J. Lowe in Spain, with graphs of temperature fluctations, a log of weather changes during the eclipse, 16 poor photographs of the eclipse and three test photographs, one of Beeston Observatory. There are also papers by Dr Hornstein on sunspots, written in German; M. Massimo on the eclipse, in Italian; a French paper by E. Quetelet; and an Italian paper by C. Scarpellini, with ten reproduced photographs as engravings.


  • Creation: 1860



1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials




Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 12:59:36+00:00

Includes index.

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