Comet 1908c (Morehouse)

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Creation: 1908-11-16

On September 2, 1908, astronomer Daniel Morehouse - studying and photographing comets with Edward Emerson Barnard at Yerkes Observatory - discovered a comet near Cassiopeia. Close observation of the comet by Barnard led to speculation that the tails of comets could be affected by solar weather. This image of Comet Morehouse was taken with the Bruce 10-inch telescope at Yerkes Observatory on November 16, 1908.

Title

Comet 1908c (Morehouse)

Date

Creation: 1908-11-16

Subject

Description

On September 2, 1908, astronomer Daniel Morehouse - studying and photographing comets with Edward Emerson Barnard at Yerkes Observatory - discovered a comet near Cassiopeia. Close observation of the comet by Barnard led to speculation that the tails of comets could be affected by solar weather. This image of Comet Morehouse was taken with the Bruce 10-inch telescope at Yerkes Observatory on November 16, 1908.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 43, Folder 2

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0031-Comet-photo-1908-B43-F02-AB.jpg

Citation

“Comet 1908c (Morehouse),” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/984.