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Canadian Eclipse Party 1869

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1869
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Warren de la Rue's 1868 chart of the path of Venus in 1882

Warren de la Rue's 1868 chart of the path of Venus in 1882

Predicted path of Venus on the Sun during the 1882 ToV in relation to the field of the Kew photoheliograph, published by the pioneering astrophotographer Warren de la Rue in 1868.  This copy is from the relatively rare Correspondence Between the Treasury, the Admiralty, and the Astronomer Royal, Respecting the Arrangements to be Made for Observing the Transits of Venus, Which Will Take Place in the Years 1874 and 1882 printed in the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers XLVII (1869).

Sir G.B. Airy's 1868 map of possible ToV stations - II

Sir G.B. Airy's 1868 map of possible ToV stations - II

A second version of Airy's 1868 ToV observing map showing some locations for possible Canadian stations. This copy is from the relatively rare Correspondence Between the Treasury, the Admiralty, and the Astronomer Royal, Respecting the Arrangements to be Made for Observing the Transits of Venus, Which Will Take Place in the Years 1874 and 1882 printed in the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers XLVII (1869). Image courtesy of Specula astronomica minima (©Specula astronomica minima).

Sir G.B. Airy's 1868 map of possible ToV stations - I

Sir G.B. Airy's 1868 map of possible ToV stations - I

In 1868 Sir Geroge Biddell Airy published a paper in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society setting forth plans he and the Hydrographer of the Navy had developed for the British ToV expeditions of 1874 and 1882. It is those plans, and this and similar maps which Richard Proctor attacked. Note the possible Canadian ToV observaing stations on the map.

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