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Theodor von Oppolzer's Canon of Eclipses

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Summary:: A call for information about Oppolzer and his Canon of Eclipses

Theodor von Oppolzer was an incredible astronomer and mathematician. I recently came across a free online version of his Canon of Eclipses and (for the parts I understand) I have enjoyed going through it and learning more. I'm wondering if anyone on this forum has reviewed Oppolzer's works. I searched the forum before making this post and I didn't see any other posts about Oppolzer.

The link to his book is right here: https://archive.org/details/canonofeclipsesc0000oppo/page/n1

There's a website that mentions him and gives some images of his maps: http://eclipse-maps.com/Eclipse-Maps/History/Pages/1887_Canon_der_Finsternisse_-1207_to_-375.html

He has a crater on the moon named after him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppolzer_(crater)

I'm still learning how to read and understand the math behind calculating the eclipses, any help or extra comment on Oppolzer and his work will be appreciated. I just want to better understand how he conducted his calculations and where they deviate from what's believed today.
 

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It would seem that the copyright should have expired for this book, but it is not available for download?
 

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