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Hills writes: 'The parties in Brazil and Africa were both supplied with these instruments, two being sent to each station. The instruments were arranged to take one photograph only during the eclipse with an exposure as long as possible. It was considered that the amount of light available would not allow of more than one successful exposure being made.' Includes tables of observations.

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 7 March 1894 / 10 March 1894. Read 10 May 1894. Communicated by the Joint Solar Eclipse Committee.

A version of this paper was published in volume 56 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The total solar eclipse of 16th April, 1893. Report on results obtained with the slit spectroscopes'.

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PP/24/3
Earliest possible date
1894
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
11 pages
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Manuscript

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E H Hills

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E H Hills, Paper, 'The total solar eclipse of 16 April 1893. Report on results obtained with the slit spectroscopes' by E H Hills, 1894, PP/24/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_24_3/paper-the-total-solar-eclipse-of-16-april-1893-report-on-results-obtained-with-the-slit-spectroscopes-by-e-h-hills, accessed on 21 July 2024

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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