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Paper, 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of August 28-29, 1886. Preliminary notice' by W [William De Wiveleslie] Abney and T E [Thomas Edward] Thorpe

Reference number: PP/12/28

Date: 1888

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The authors write: 'Attempts to measure the brightness of the corona were made by Pickering in 1870, and by Langley and Smith, independently, in 1878, with the result of showing that the amount of emitted light as observed at various eclipses, may vary within comparatively wide limits. These observations have been discussed by Harkness ('Washington Observations for 1876,' Appendix III), and they will be again discussed in the present paper.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy

Received and read 21 June 1888.

A version of this paper was published in volume 44 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of August 28-29, 1886. Preliminary notice'.

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PP/12/28
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1888
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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4 pages
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William de Wiveleslie Abney

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Thomas Edward Thorpe

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William de Wiveleslie Abney, Thomas Edward Thorpe, Paper, 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of August 28-29, 1886. Preliminary notice' by W [William De Wiveleslie] Abney and T E [Thomas Edward] Thorpe, 1888, PP/12/28, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_12_28/paper-on-the-determination-of-the-photometric-intensity-of-the-coronal-light-during-the-solar-eclipse-of-august-28-29-1886-preliminary-notice-by-w-william-de-wiveleslie-abney-and-t-e-thomas-edward-thorpe, accessed on 23 April 2024

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