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Eclipse Observations in Sumatra, January 14, 1926


EXCEPT for an Italian expedition to the east coast of Africa, all the astronomical expeditions to observe the eclipse of January 14 stationed themselves in Sumatra. A Dutch expedition under Dr. van der Bilt, with Prof. Pannekoek, Dr. Moll, and Dr. Mynnaert, was at Talangbetoetoe on the central line, near Palem-bang. Its programme was mainly spectroscopic and spectrophoto-metric-the distribution of gases in the layers of the corona being a special problem attacked. Most unfortunately, this station was clouded out completely.


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STRATTON, F. Eclipse Observations in Sumatra, January 14, 1926. Nature 117, 306–308 (1926).

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