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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)

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Draft of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to the Royal Society concerning the inadequacy of the equatorial sector for observing comets, 1770-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/320/5: 1-2
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection comprises a large series of observations, calculations, computations and tables, with accounts, booklets, illustrations, journals of voyages, notes, treatises and other material. There is a large volume of correspondence, which reflects the varied nature of the Astronomer Royal's work, and includes correspondence with computers and comparers; letters from Gauss, Piazzi, Zach and Olbers, who contacted Maskelyne at the time of the discovery of the minor planets; and...
Dates: 1770-07-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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