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The authors write: 'An expedition to observe the total solar eclipse of May 28 having been sanctioned by the Admiralty, it was arranged, in concert with the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, that the Royal Observatory party should take photographs of the corona on a large scale for structural detail, and on a smaller scale for the coronal streamers, and should also photograph the spectrum of the “flash” and of the corona. The programme thus naturally divided itself into two parts, Mr. Christie, assisted by Mr. Davidson, taking charge of the first part, and Mr. Dyson of the second.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 18 October 1900.

A version of this paper was published in volume 67 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Total eclipse of the sun, 1900, May 28. Preliminary account of the observations made at Ovar, Portugal'.

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AP/80/9
Earliest possible date
1900
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
24 pages
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Manuscript

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William Henry Mahoney Christie

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Frank Watson Dyson

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William Henry Mahoney Christie, Frank Watson Dyson, Unpublished paper, 'Total eclipse of the Sun, 1900 May 28. Preliminary account of the observations made at Ovar, Portugal' by W H M [William Henry Mahoney] Christie and F W [Frank Watson] Dyson, 1900, AP/80/9, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_80_9/unpublished-paper-total-eclipse-of-the-sun-1900-may-28-preliminary-account-of-the-observations-made-at-ovar-portugal-by-w-h-m-william-henry-mahoney-christie-and-f-w-frank-watson-dyson, accessed on 23 May 2024

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