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Observations of the Spots on the Sun from November to March to March Made at Made at Redhill (Classic Reprint) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 25 ago 2012


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Observations op the Solar Spots during Seven Years and a half, made at Redhill, from 1853 to 18G1, by R. C. Carrington, Esq. The observations herein contained are less extensive than was originally intended, still it may be worth while to give a short account of what was designed to be done, and how the design has been modified by circumstances. The observatory which I built at Redhill in the summer and autumn of 1852 was specially arranged and fitted for meridian observations of Circumpolar Stars, as stated in the Preface to my Catalogue of Stars published in 1857. While superintending the progress of the buildings and kept for a time from access to instruments, I was led into a study of some series of drawings of the Suns disk in the possession of the Royal Astronomical Society, and following on the subject, as one of great physical interest and of increasing importance, was much impressed with the capricious manner in which observations of the solar phenomena had commonly been taken up and laid aside ag ain, the entire negiect of the subject by the public establishments, grave defects in the methods of observation commonly employed, and as might be expected, large discrepancies in the results of previous observers in respect of the Elements of Position of the Pole and Period of Rotation. At the same time it will be remembered, on comparison of dates, that the publication of the Cosmos of Baron v. Humboldt had reached that part in which he collects into one view the state of our knowledge of The Sun considered as the Central Bod and in which, for the first time, due prominence was accorded br one of those minds to which the world defers to the results of observation of the Hofrath Schwabe of Dessau. It was at the same time, or nearly thereabouts, that with some trouble I procured a copy of Professor Rudolph Wolf s Neue Untersuchungen iiber die Periode der
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