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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/253

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.W. Lubbock, W. Ogilby, J. Nasmyth W. De La Rue, J.R. Hind, Lord Rosse and W. Lassell. The subjects covered include the wandering of the poles of the Earth; a copy of a paper by Airy sent to 'The Athenaeum', concerning the change of position of the axis of rotation of the Earth; printed pages concerning J. Nasmyth's paper on the structure of the luminous envelope of the Sun; photographs of the Sun from Professor Selwyn; observations at Paris of the occultations of stars by the Moon; a chart of an occultation of the Pleiades; a copy of observations of Mars made by G.S.G. Santini in 1809; drawings of Jupiter by Lord Rosse, P.A. Secchi and J. Carpenter; diagrams of Saturn by W. Lassell and J. Carpenter as seen at opposition, 1861; two photographs of drawings showing the nebula of Orion; an astronomical paper, in Italian, Vincenzo Bonatti; suggestions from F.B. Rawes for the modification of pendulum experiments; an paper on astronomical photography, in German, by Dr J.C.F. Zollner; a paper by James Gordon on the defective explanation given in the 'Nautical Almanac' for 1864; cuttings from 'Punch's Almanack' on astronomical information; letters of inquiry and theories on comets; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1861


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