Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume N . 12

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume N . 12

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...while it was manifestly of great importance, also, to bring up the calculations, and all the book-keeping of the stars to the present time, so as to be more free from actual work, and for making those observations which are now expected from Edinburgh, --yet, as the subject of procuring a second assistant for the establishment has been taken up by the Board of Visitors, he trusts that the commencement of the general catalogue has only been deferred a short time, and that, when begun, it will be quickly carried through. At the observatory of Durham, Mr. Carrington has been engaged during the past year on the small planets and comets with the equatoreal: the observations have appeared in our Notices. Au interruption of seven weeks occurred in the spring, in consequence of an attack of inflammation of the eye, induced by over-exertion of the retina; and during the greater part of July, Mr. Carrington was absent in Sweden, for the purpose of observing the eclipse of the sun: with those exceptions the small planets have been kept constantly in view. No change of instruments has taken place. Mr. Carrington has resigned the charge of that observatory, and will leave Durham in April next. It is to be hoped that an observer so zealous, intelligent, and methodical, will not be lost to astronomy. Of the Liverpool observatory nothing new need be said; it maintains its reputation as the most trustworthy authority for extrameridional observations, for immediate use. The excellence of his equatoreal enables Mr. Hartnup to compare all his objects with one or more perfectly well-determined stars, so that he obtains at once what an observer less completely equipped (that is, almost every other observer) may wait montlis to obtain. The reader of the Monthly Notices, .show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236600940
  • 9781236600943