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Slide set: Astronomy lecture (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1
Slide 2
Relative sizes of the Sun and Planets
Slide 3
Apparent size of the Sun as visible from the Planets
Slide 4
Telescopic View of Solar Disc
Slide 5
Typical Sun Spot
Slide 6
Zones of Sun Spots
Slide 7
Comparative sizes of the principal Planets
Slide 8**
Phases of an inferior planet
Slide 9
Comparative sizes of Venus and Earth
Slide 10
Telescopic appearances of Venus
Slide 11
Constant inclination of Earth's Axis to the Ecliptic
Slide 12**
The Seasons
Slide 13**
Curvature of the Earth's Surface
Slide 14
Full Moon
Slide 15
The Tides
Slide 16
Lunar Eclipses
Slide 17
Solar Eclipses. 1836 to 1860 (6 views)
Slide 18
Total Solar Eclipse
Slide 19
Views of Solar Prominences
Slide 20
Moon at first quarter
Slide 21

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Slide 22
Slide 23
Ideal Lunar Landscape
Slide 24
Views of Mars
Slide 25
Comparative sizes of Jupiter and Earth
Slide 26
Comparative sizes of Saturn and Earth
Slide 27
Views of Saturn
Slide 28
View of Saturn
Slide 29
Orbits of the Uranian satellites
Slide 30
Diagram explaining discovery of Neptune
Slide 31**
A 'Shooting Star'
Slide 32
Meteoric Shower
Slide 33
Ring of Meteoric Bodies round the Sun
Slide 34
Great Comet of 1811
Slide 35
Halley's Comet
Slide 36**
Donati's Comet
Slide 37
Coggia's Comet
Slide 38**
The Celestial Sphere, and diurnal motion
Slide 39
The Northern Circumpolar Stars
Slide 40

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Slide 41

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Slide 42**
Part of the constellation 'Gemini,' as seen with a powerful telescope
Slide 43
The Northern 'Milky Way'
Slide 44
Herschel's Theory of the Universe
Slide 45
Multiple System of Stars
Slide 46
Star Clusters
Slide 47
Annular Nebulae
Slide 48
Nebula in Canes Venatici
Slide 49
The great Nebula in Orion
Slide 50
Central part of the Orion Nebula
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 271

“With a Glimpse at the Stellar Universe. The Relative Sizes of the Sun and Planets, Sun Spots, the Seasons, Eclipses, Moon views, Saturn, Neptune, Comets, Part of Constellation 'Gemini' as seen with the Naked Eye, and with Telescope, etc., etc., are here shown.”

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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 1 May 2024

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