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By F. Link

ISBN-10: 3642864759

ISBN-13: 9783642864759

ISBN-10: 3642864775

ISBN-13: 9783642864773

Eclipses and difficulties with regards to them were, from precedent days, one of many major pursuits not just of astronomers yet certainly of all mankind. the looks of eclipses, lunar in addition to sun, excited the mind's eye of our ancestors and provoked their interest to give an explanation for their foundation or to take advantage of them for the additional research of celestial our bodies. With the current improvement of astronomy the eclipse difficulties should not restricted to the solar and the Moon, as some time past, yet were steadily prolonged to the elements of the sun approach and to domain names of radiations except optical ones. Our purpose is to provide an account of most of these difficulties of their theoretical and experimental shape with a few additions on their old improvement. these of our readers now not attracted to the old aspect may possibly suppose before everything prone to disregard this half, yet we're definite that finally they are going to be sufficiently to fix this omission.

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If, on the other hand, the theory should be a tool for the exploration of unknown properties of the atmosphere, the theoretical value of A is to be preferred. From the differences between the theory and observations we may then reach a conclusion on the new feature of the atmospheric structure, especially in its upper parts. Different photometrical theories have made the choice according to the scientific level at the time. HEPPERGER and SEELIGER have adopted the astronomical value of A known only at the end of the 19th century.

The figures at the curves give the distances y and the angular extension of the terminator the shadow is darker than in the apogee, as can be seen also geometrically. This influence of the parallax should be taken into account in every detailed discussion of the observed luminosities of lunar eclipses. The mean air mass Mo represents the influence of the Rayleigh atmosphere or the deviation of its extinction coefficient from the value adopted. In discussing other atmospheric factors, it is useful to consider the height of the maximum of the integration curves (Fig.

In these measurements [10, 11] a powerful electric bulb (Philips 1 or 5 kw) was used. Its luminous intensity was controlled by means of a variable resistance and the ammeter maintaining the constant current intensity. In the first series a visual stellar photometer with the artificial comparison star gave better results than a plage photometer because of greater sensibility to the weak light fluxes and relatively slight sensibility to the scintillation. The spectral selection was obtained by means of Wratten gelatine filters.

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