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The Great Meteoric Shower of November

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UPON the subject of meteor-observation, Mr. Denning teaches “as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” This pamphlet, reprinted from the Observatory, furnishes meteoric observers with a number of interesting facts as to past November showers of Leonids, and prospects of observations between now and 1905. Mr. Denning deals in succession with the position of the Leonid radiant, the character of the radiant, the visible aspect of the individual Leonids, the real paths of the meteors in our atmosphere, minor meteor showers visible at the Leonid epoch, expected phenomena at the ensuing return, the observations required, and the November shower from Biela's comet. Every astronomical observer should possess a copy of the pamphlet, for the perusal of it will show him exactly what points require attention, and will thus increase the value of his observations.

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