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7. Sinclair

Total eclipse of the Sun July 7. 1842

Fiy she

OF

ASTRONOMY:

BY

SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, BART. K.H.

M.A. D.C.L. F.R.S.L. & E. Hon. M.R.I.A. F.R.A.S. F.G.S. M.C.U.P.S.

Correspondent ur Honorary Member of the Imperial, Royal, and National, Academies of Science

of Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Gottingen, Haarlem, Massachusetts (U. S.), Modena
Naples, Paris, Petersburg, Stockholm, Turin, Vienna, and Wasbington ¡U. S);

the Italian and Helvetic Societies;
the Academies, Institutes, &e., of Albany (U. S.), Bologna, Catania, Dijon, Lausanne,

Nantes, Padua, Palermo, Rome, Venice, Utrecht, and Wilna; the Philomathic Society of Paris; Asiatic Society of Bengal ; South African Lit, and Phil. Society ;

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec ; Historical Society of New York ;
Royal Medico-Chirurgical Soc., and Inst. of Civil Engineers, London:

Geographical Soc. of Berlin; Astronomical and
Meteorological Soc. of British Guiana;

&c. &c. &c.

A NEW EDITION.

WITH NUMEROUS PLATES AND WOOD-CUTS.

PHILADELPHIA:
BLANCHARD & LEA.

Educ I 318.57,465

MARYARD C

76 LIONARY

GEORGE ARTHUR PLIMPTON

JANUARY 25, 1924

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Printed by T. K & P. G Collins

NOTE

TO

THE FOURTH EDITION

SEVERAL alterations and additions are made in this Edition, besides what have been introduced into the Third, to bring it up to the actual state of astronomical discovery. The elements of four new planets (Parthenope, Egeria, Victoria, and Irene) have been added, and improved elements of Iris, Metis, Hebe, and Hygeia, substituted for the provisional elements before given. The remarkable discovery of an additional ring of Saturn, and the curious researches of M. Peters on the proper motion of Sirius, with several minor features, are noticed. Where such additions are introduced in the text, they are indicated by being enclosed in brackets [ ].

J. F. W. HERSCHEL.

Inpdon, Aug 5. stil.

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