Reference numberPP/10/22
Previous numbersPP/42/22
TitlePaper, 'On the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886 (Preliminary account)' by Arthur Schuster
DescriptionSchuster writes: 'The instrument entrusted to me by the Eclipse Expedition was similar to that employed in Egypt during the eclipse of 1882. The equatoreal stand carried three cameras, one of which was intended for direct photographs of the corona, while the two others were attached to spectroscopes. Photographs of the Corona.—The lens had an aperture of 4 inches, and a focal length of 5 feet 3 inches; giving images of the Moon having a diameter of about 0.6 of an inch.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 3 March 1887. Read 17 March 1887.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the total solar eclipse of August 29, 1886 (Preliminary account)'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0037
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
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