Oskar Backlund Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Backlund’s papers are in the Archives of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.

Other References: Historical

Backlund, Oskar, “The Development of Celestial Mechanics During the Nineteenth Century,” in Howard J. Rogers, ed., Congress of Arts and Science Universal Exposition, Saint Louis,1904, vol IV (Houghton, Mifflin, Boston, 1906), pp. 387-95.

Batten, Allan H., Resolute and Undertaking Characters: the Lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve (D. Reidel, 1988).

Dadaev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, Pulkovo Observatory: an Essay on its History and Scientific Activity (National Technical Information Service, NASA TM-75083, 1978).

Elliott, Clark A. & Margaret Rossiter, eds., Science at Harvard University: Historical Perspectives (Lehigh U. Press, c, 1992.

Krisciunas, Kevin, Astronomical Centers of the World (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1988).

Krisciunas, Kevin, “A Short History of Pulkovo Observatory,” Vistas in Astronomy 22 (pt. 1), 27-37 (1978).

Krisciunas, Kevin, “The End of Pulkovo Observatory’s Reign as the ‘Astronomical Capital of the World’” QJRAS 25 (3), 301-305 (1984).

Mikhailov, Aleksandr A., “Pulkovo Observatory,” in Astrophysics and Twentieth-century Astronomy to 1950, ed. O. Gingerich (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1984), p. 119-122.

Struve, Otto, “O. Backlund. Untersuchungen über die Bewegung des Enckeschen Cometen 1871-1881,” Bulletin de l’Académie Impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg 29, 157-67 (1883) [in French! 4.3 MB].

Yeomans, Donald K., Comets: a Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth, and Folklore (Wiley, NY, 1991).

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Other References: Scientific

Backlund, O., “Elements and Ephemeris of Encke’s Comet,” Observatory 4, 217, 246, 278, 310 (1881).

Backlund, O., “Mémoires et observations. Sur la masse de la planète mercure et sur l’accélération du mouvement moyen de la comète d’Encke,” Bulletin Astronomique 11, 473-85 (1894).

Backlund, O., “Beobachtungen der totalen Sonnenfinsterniss auf Nowaja Zemlja am 8. August 1896,” Astronomische Nachrichten 143, 17-20 (1897).

Backlund, O., “Sur la Determination des Termes a Longues Périodes dans l’expression de la longitude des petites planètes du type de Hécube,” Bulletin Astronomique 14, 321-25 (1897).

Backlund, O., “Encke’s Comet, 1895-1908,” MNRAS 70, 429-42 (1910).

Backlund, O., “Komet Encke,” Astronomische Nachrichten 177, 259-64 (1908).

Backlund, O., “Über die Veränderung der mittleren Bewegung des Enckeschen Kometen 1894-1908,” Astronomische Nachrichten 184, 89-92 (1910).

Backlund, O., “On Chandler’s Period in the Latitude Variation,” MNRAS 77, 2-6 (1916).

Makorev, S. G. & N. A. Bokhan, “The Motion of Comet Encke-Backlund during 1898-1911 and a New Determination of the Mass of Mercury,” Soviet Physics-Doklady 5, 923-925 (1961).

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