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Image number: RS.11419
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Total eclipse of the Sun

Date

1868

After

G K Winter (active 1860s, British)

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 126mm
width (print): 208mm

Subject

Content object

space
   > Solar system
      > Moon
space
   > Solar system
      > Sun

Description

View of a solar eclipse by telescope, showing the solar corona and prominences. Seen from Masulipatam, now Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India.

From the pamphlet Report of the Government Astronomer upon the proceedings of the Observatory, in connexion with the total eclipse of the Sun on August 18 1868, as observed at Masulimpatam, Vunpurthy, Madras, and other stations in Southern India, by N.R.Pogson (Madras, 1869).

The print is inscribed above: ‘THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN AS SEEN BY G.K. WINTER ESQ. AT MASULIPATAM, On Tuesday, August 18th, 1868.’ Inscribed below: ‘The prominences as seen during the first two minutes of totality. Telescope by T.Cooke & Sons, London, Apeture 2 ½ Inches. Power 40.’

Associated place

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   > Asia
      > India
         > Andhra Pradesh