Memoirs of the British Astromomical Association Volume 9-10

Memoirs of the British Astromomical Association Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...coast of Scotland, observed two Lyrids and 10 other meteors between iohi5mand i2hon April 20. On the same date Mr. F. Elgee, at Middlesbrough, noted only two meteors, one, perhaps, being a Lyrid, from ioh 3om to i3h. Prof. Herschel has drawn up the following table of radiants deduced from the tracks of the meteors observed by Members of the Section, combined with those of i3 meteors recorded by Mr. J. C. W. Herschel, at Cambridge, and 16 by Mr. A. R. Hinks at the same place, on April 18-20, 127 shooting-stars in all having been under consideration. The Lyrid centre was at 2 75 +35 with a radius of 3 or 40. In the general table of radiant-points the positions given are those deduced from the meteor-tracks registered by various observers separately, such positions being also for the most part represented above. During the period April i5-21, 77 meteors were observed by Prof. Herschel, chiefly on the nights of April 19 (gh i5m to ioh 45m and nh to 1411 i5m, 11 meteors); 20 (gh i5mto nh i5m and 1 ih 4.5m to I4h i5m, 26 meteors); and 2 1 (gh 4om to 1 ih 20m and iih 40TM to 1411 i5m, 34 meteors). About i5 Lyrids were seen, the principal radiant being at 277 + 3o. Mat Aquarids. Prof. Herschel recorded 21 shooting stars in the first week of May, two of these (both on May 3) being Aquarids. One of these latter was seen at Farnborough by Mr. Bridger, who kept watch for about 5h in all on three mornings in the early part of the month. No other out of 10 meteors was an Aquarid. On May 22, 1 ih 3m to 1 ih 48; 24, 1 ih 7m to nh 58m; 28, nh43m to nh58m, five, seven, and four meteors respectively were observed by Mr. King. Two others were noted on May 29. Several bright objects were included in these numbers, one being greater than, and two equal to, the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649346X
  • 9781236493460