British observations of the 1868 total solar eclipse from Guntoor, India

Orchiston, Wayne, Chen, Kwan-Yu, Lee, Eun-Hee, and Ahn, Young-Sook (2006) British observations of the 1868 total solar eclipse from Guntoor, India. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Oriental Astronomy, pp. 23-34. From: Fifth International Conference on Oriental Astronomy, 4-8 October 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Abstract

The total solar eclipse of 1868 August 17/18 was observed in both India and Thailand. One Indian expedition was sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society, and led by Major J.F. Tennant. In this paper we describe the observing team and instruments, discuss their observations, and conclude with some remarks on the place of the 1868 eclipse in solar studies and later nineteenth century European astronomical expeditions to India.

Item ID: 4295
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: total solar eclipses; India
ISBN: 974-672-003-1
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 06:29
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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