Popular Astronomy and the Solar Eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878

@inproceedings{Cottam2015PopularAA,
  title={Popular Astronomy and the Solar Eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878},
  author={Stella E. Cottam and W. Orchiston},
  year={2015}
}
Though numerous solar eclipses had been studied and documented in previous centuries, it was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that the tools of photography and spectroscopy became available, enabling scientists to make more of these rare and brief events. In 1860 documentation of an eclipse was made by photography. During the eclipse of 18 August 1868 spectroscopy was first used to determine more about the nature of the solar corona, during an eclipse that attained totality of… Expand

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