Sunday, 15 November 2020

Edmund Salter in Manchester and Jupiter

 

Mr Edmund Salter in Manchester and Jupiter

On November 15th 1870 Mr Edmund Saletr of Manchester at 10 hours and 16 minutes using his 12 inch silvered glass reflector observed the transit of Jupiter’s third satellite.

The weather was fine throughout so that the satellite remained conspicuously visible during its entire passage across what may be called the Antarctic circle of its primary.

The shadow was densely black and larger than the satellite.

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