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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1871 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/259

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from O. Struve, Professor Clerk Maxwell, W.R. Birt, A.V. Auwers, J. Challis and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include a photograph of the Sun; solar protuberances, in a letter from P.A. Secchi printed in 'The Mechanics Magazine'; C.A. Young's 'Bright Lines in the Spectrum of the Chromosphere'; Christie's paper on 'The Constitution of the Sun's atmosphere and Corona'; solar spectroscopy; W.R. Birt's lunar work; drawings and examination of Venus; drawings of Mars; determining the Sun's parallax by observations of Flora; drawings of Jupiter and Saturn; letters on American telegraphic communication; the aberration of light by J. Challis; studies on longitude by A. d'Abbadie; the twinkling of stars; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1871 - 1873


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