Maqālah fī ṣūrat al-kusūf مقالة في صورة الكسوف Alhazen ابن الهيثم

IO Islamic 1270, ff 79r-86v

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The record is made up of Ff. 79r-86v. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on the observation solar eclipses through a camera obscura by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040).

The text contains four diagrams.

Begins (f. 79r, lines 3-4):

قد يوجد صورة ضوء الشمس في وقت كسوفها إذا خرج ضوئها من ثقب ضيق مستدير

وانتهى إلى سطح مقابل للثقب على مثل شكل الهلال إذا لم يستفرق الكسوف جميعها

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Ff. 79r-86v
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IO Islamic 1270, ff 79r-86v

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74

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Maqālah fī ṣūrat al-kusūf مقالة في صورة الكسوف Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, ff 79r-86v, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 February 2020]

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