The Satellites of Mars

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IT is not necessary to have an enormous telescope in order to see the outer satellite of Mars. I had a very satisfactory view of it on September 15 at 9h. 20m. with a nine-inch reflector, and only lost it in the planet's glare at about 10h. 50m. I would have written to you on the subject earlier, but was not aware that it was considered so extremely difficult an object until I read the letters in your paper of the 27th ult.

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BRETT, J. The Satellites of Mars. Nature 16, 503 (1877). https://doi.org/10.1038/016503a0

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