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Andromeda aperture appeared April astronomical atmosphere August axis belt Biela's bright brighter Carleton College Catalogue chronograph College Observatory comet Comet Fabry cometary computed corona December determined direction discovered distance double-star Dudley Observatory E. E. BARNARD Earth eclipse elements ephemeris equations equatorial error faint give Harvard College Observatory haze hemisphere hour hour angle inches instrument July Krakatoa last observed latitude lewis swift Lick Observatory longitude magnitude matter mean measures meridian circle meteors method miles minutes moon's naked eye Nashville nearly nebula night node normal places November November 27 nucleus object October orbit parabola path perihelion phenomena planet position angle probably Prof Professor proper motion R. A. Dec radiant point red light Retrograde right ascension seen September shower small star solar spot stream sun storms sun's sunset surface swift tail telescope Tempel tion vapor velocity visible Warner Wendell
Page 84 - A mere variation of shade does not alter the fixation of color, and we imagine it does not require a very great stretch of the imagination to conceive a shade which, in contradistinction to white or grey, may be called black opacity.
Page 37 - ... of the primary. The Integrals of these equations introduce six arbitrary constants of integration, which, when known, will completely determine the undisturbed motion of m relative to the sun. If we multiply the first of these equations by y, and the second by x, and subtract the last product from the first, we shall find, by integrating the result, xdy — ydx _ ~dt~ = 0> c being an arbitrary constant.
Page 164 - ... observing key, so as to leave a blank space of any desired amount between the records for different stars or groups of wires. The paper fillet is two inches in width, and the spool will hold about forty feet — sufficient for 1200 observations, including the spacing for different objects. The type are inked by means of small rollers covered with cloth, resting against their rim, and revolving with the wheel by friction. These rollers require inking every two or three days. The inking rollers,...
Page 158 - A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. By Agnes M. Clerke. Third Edition. (London : A. and C. Black, 1893.) DURING the six years that have elapsed since the publication of the second edition of Miss Clerke's classical history of astronomy, new light has been thrown upon a number of old ideas, and many important discoveries have been made. It became necessary...
Page 202 - THE Lick Trustees have decided to purchase from Messrs. Feil and Mantois a 36-inch crown disk, which was made by them at the same time with the crown disk of the objective now in the hands of the Clarks. The Clarks "have received the order to figure this disk as a third (photographic) lens for the large objective.
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Page 163 - ... one, two, or parts of two numbers being always printed, so that hundredths of seconds may be indicated. This train is primarily regulated to move uniformly by the Prauenhaufer friction balls, and secondarily by an electromagnet acting on the type-wheel and controlled by the standard clock.
Page 15 - XX/'HEN it became clearly understood that vision was *" not an immediate perception of objects by the eye, but was produced by the passage of an entity called light from the object to the eye, the question of the time which might possibly be required for this passage became one of interest to physical investigators. The first proposal for an experimental investigation of this question is due to Galileo.