Publications of West Hendon House Observatory, Sunderland Volume 1-2

Publications of West Hendon House Observatory, Sunderland Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...very broad in Argo, reaching nf at least to FHydrae. 1893, 2 mo. 9. 9h 30m. At Granada (south of Spain); 2600 feet above sea-level. A wisp, perhaps not quite joined to the main one, Ill 112 113 114 115 114 116 117 17 18,120 1898, 1 mo. In Arabian Sea. I believe there is a very feeble broad band joining the Greater Magellanic Cloud to the Milky Way at La and ir Puppis, a Tictoris being at its/edge, and Canopus at, or very little outside, its p edge. 1897, 12 mo. 27. 7h 30m. In Gulf of Aden. The Greater Magellanic Cloud conspicuous, though low down. It is an irregular nebulosity, of very unequal brightness in different parts. Its brightest part, which is somewhat narrow, and is near ft Mensse, and at an altitude of about 6, is apparently fully as bright as the Milky Way about 1 Cassiopeia), which is at a slightly higher altitude. 1897, 12 mo. 28. 7h 20m. In Gulf of Aden. Its brightest part (whose altitude is about 5) is apparently decidedly brighter than any part of the Milky Way up to y Canis Majoris at least; I did not carry the comparison further north. (The axis of the Milky Way would cut the horizon about f Velse.) 1898, 2 mo. 24 & 25. At Madura, Madras Presidency, India. The Coal-sack in the Milky Way, (in Crux), very conspicuous: but there is another scarcely less conspicuous and much larger, reaching from ft Centauri to a Norma?, somewhat in the shape of a crescent, concave to np. It is not equally dark for its whole extent. The sp end is one of the less dark parts, t he very dark part beginning at a Centauri. The edge passes this star, and y Circini, and about 2 np of K Normoc, and np y. The opposite edge is (y Lupi, ? Normae), and-(( Lupi, y Circini). Near K Norma? this "coal-sack" is not so black as in some other...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236988752
  • 9781236988751