Friday 14 August 2020

Jupiter seen from Manchester in 1869


The Planet Jupiter seen in 1869 from Manchester

Mr H. Ormesher of Manchester witnessed the partial transit of the 3rd satellite on the night of August 14th 1869. The satellite was visible as a bright spot 15 minutes after first contact.

On the night of the 24th August 1869 the 2nd satellite was observed during its ingress.

Mr Ormesher says “After first contact the satellite appeared to linger for some time” A somewhat analogous phenomenon is noticed on page 141 of Webb’s Celestial Objects,

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