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Huxley Scientific Press

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Spectroscopic images from the Italian transit expedition to India, 1874

Spectroscopic images from the Italian transit expedition to India, 1874

The Italian astronomer Pietro Tacchini included spectroscopy as part of the observational programme of the expedition at Muddapur, India in 1874. This plate of coloured lithographic images comes from ...

The Italian astronomers' bungalow at Muddapur, India, 1874

 The Italian astronomers' bungalow at Muddapur, India, 1874

The Italian expedition to India in 1874 set up camp with a number of tents for the observing instruments. The astronomers themselves lived in this "bungalow". Image from Pietro Tacchini, Il passagi...

French medal commemorating the 1874 transit

French medal commemorating the 1874 transit

A medal was struck to commemorate the French expeditions to observe the transit in 1874. The medal shows Urania, the muse of astronomy, looking up to see the female figure of Venus meeting the Sun god...