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Archives - 1800s

Images from the 19th century.

Great Comet of 1882?

Great Comet of 1882?

R.A. Rosenfeld (RASC Archivist) and Clark Muir (KW Centre)

Unidentified comet in starfield, anon., late 19th-early 20th century. Watercolours on black paper. 6.5''x7.69''. There are no annotations on the image or the page on which it is mounted to aid in the identification of either the comet, or the artist, and no details of the instrument used (if any), or the circumstances of the observation. The image is quite competently done, and is comparable to similar Victorian and Edwardian images of comets.

Jupiter 18xx

Jupiter 18xx

Jupiter, based on Trouvelot. Sketch by A.F. Miller.

Jupiter 1884

Jupiter 1884

Jupiter, as seen on 1884 (Mar 21st?)* at 6h 45m aft. Sketch by A.F. Miller.

The date is uncertain--see the caption for this photo: the uncertain part of the transcription is circled in red.

Jupiter 18xx

Jupiter 18xx

Jupiter. Sketcher unknown.

Leonids 1833

Leonids 1833

Woodcut of Leonid meteor shower over Niagara Falls, November 1833. This reproduction appeared on the front cover of Astronomy in Canada.

Sun 18930710

Sun 18930710

The Sun, as photographed on 1893 July 10th at 6:30 p.m. by J.R. Connon.

Sun 18941110

Sun 18941110

The Sun, as photographed on 1894 November 10th at 3:49 p.m. by J.R. Connon.

Radiograph 18960303

Radiograph 18960303

At the meeting of the Astronomical and Physical Society of 1896 March 3, Mr. George E. Lumsden proposed putting a number of bromide sheets under the tube. Several radiographs were thus taken at once. See TAPST 1896, p.7.

Radiograph 18960303

Radiograph 18960303

At the meeting of the Astronomical and Physical Society of 1896 March 3, Mr. George E. Lumsden proposed putting a number of bromide sheets under the tube. Several radiographs were thus taken at once. See TAPST 1896, p.7.

Sun 18920929

Sun 18920929

The Sun, as photographed on 1892 September 29th at 8 a.m. by J.R. Connon.

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