Sunday 17 July 2022

A Cooke in Catania


In 1890 a new observatory at Catania in Sicily was opened, its main role was in the study of astrophysics. 

A 6 inch Thomas Cooke & Sons telescope was installed with photographic apparatus; Huggins apparatus for photographing the solar corona.

In 1892 regular observations of solar spots and prominences started. On April 23rd 1893 observations were made of the 1893 solar eclipse using the 6 inch Cooke.

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