Observations of the Transit of Venus, 9 December, 1874; Made at Stations in New South Wales. Illustrated with Photographs and Drawings

Observations of the Transit of Venus, 9 December, 1874; Made at Stations in New South Wales. Illustrated with Photographs and Drawings

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...contact at ingress and egress the clock motion was dispensed with, and I moved the telescope gently by hand as it required. The interval between ingress and egress I was engaged in equatorial tower, keeping time records of each photograph taken. EDWIN GEORGE SAVAGE, Meteorological Assistant, Government Observatory, Sydney. WOODFORD REPORTS. Report From Tiie Surveyor-general re Than Sit Of Venus ObservaTions At Woodford, Addressed To The Government Astronomer. Surveyor General's Office, Sydney, 21 December, 1874. Dear Sir, I have to report the favourable observation of the transit of Venus, at the temporary Observatory at Woodford, on the Western Railway, 54 miles west of Sydney, 2,200 feet above the sea, latitude 33 43' 58"7," long. 10h. 1m. 56"20s. (for details see Appendix 5), and to append the reports of Messrs. Vessey, Hirst, and Dufaur. Position of Woodford. The duties of each member of the party of observation were taken Division of up as nearly as possible in accordance with your wishes; and I muchduty" regret the breaking of the glasses dark of the 3-inch Cooke telescope, by which we are almost deprived of the value of Mr. Dufaur's observations. Leaving Sydney on Monday, the 23rd ultimo, I was employed until Preparation. Thursday afternoon in marking out the position to be occupied by each observatory, unpacking and attending to the instruments, which were thoroughly wet by rain which fell at the time the packages were put down by the train, and which continued the three following days; little progress could therefore be made in the erection of the piers, the earth being saturated with wet, so I returned to Sydney, and revisited the camp on the 30th ultimo, accompanied by Mr. Hirst, and was followed the next day by...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236533011
  • 9781236533012