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Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de, 1713 - 1762 (astronomer)

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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Anonymous letter concerning a geometrical construction for clearing lunar distance, 1785 - 1829

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 391
Scope and Contents From the File:

Correspondence regarding miscellaneous schemes and inventions.

Dates: 1785 - 1829
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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Calculations in trigonometry and central forces, 1748 - 1789

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/140
Scope and Contents

Various loose calculations, equations and diagrams, including a paper on elementary trigonometry and central forces, an unfinished table on the deviation of the stars in north polar distance common to all stars, star charts of the Pleiades, observations of principal stars and calculations using Lacaille's tables.

Dates: 1748 - 1789
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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Ephemerides, 1755 - 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/202
Scope and Contents

Astronomical tables and ephemerides, including notes on Burg's new lunar tables, elements of solar tables of several astronomers (de Lalande, Mayer, de Lacaille, Morris, Mason and Howe) and several memoranda on comparisons of various stars.

Dates: 1755 - 1795
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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Lacaille's solar tables, 1800

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/63
Scope and Contents An undated fair copy of Nicholas Louis de Lacaille's solar tables.1. The approximate equation of time.2. Mean epoch of the Sun's motion, 1600-1800.3. Mean annual motion of the Sun, in complete years.4. Mean daily motion of the Sun, 1 January - 31 December inclusive.5. Mean motion of the Sun in minutes and hours of a day.6. Mean anomalies of the Sun.7. Variations in the equinoxes.8. Perturbations of Jupiter's orbit.9....
Dates: 1800
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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Letter from Joseph de Lalande

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/17
Scope and Contents

An undated photostat of a letter in French from Joseph de Lalande to Nevil Maskelyne, 4 March 1776, enclosing requested errata to a book being written on the work and observations of Abbé de Lacaille.

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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Letters to Francis Baily, 1828 - 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/29
Scope and Contents Correspondence comprised predominantly of letters from T. Maclear or F. Fallows to F. Baily:A letter from Maclear to Baily concerning methods of calculating longitudes, 1828, including mention of C. Babbage and T. Young.A letter from Maclear to Baily, 1835, concerning the publication of Cape observations by Fallows and Maclear; the accuracy of the transit clock; the expansion of the Cape Observatory; observations of Halley's Comet, 1-24 September 1835; C. Piazzi Smyth's...
Dates: 1828 - 1843
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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Observations at the Cape of Good Hope, 1775-03-23 - 1775-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/59/2: 21v-26v
Scope and Contents These include daily observations; observations made with the transit instrument; observations on the dip of the magnetic needle; observations for the variation of the compass by means of a meridian mark; observations for determining the error of the line of collimation of the quadrant; observations for the going of the clock; and observations for the latitude.The observations end with a detailed entry determining the difference of latitude and meridian of his observatory and the place...
Dates: 1775-03-23 - 1775-04-23
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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Stellar observations and calculations, 1743 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/67
Scope and Contents Various observations and calculations, primarily of the stars.1. Tables and equations for the Earth's perturbations by Venus and Jupiter and for the lunar equation.2. Catalogue of the stars for 1690 and 1760, with elements for their aberrations.3. Corrections for the tables of Dalembert, Halley, Mayer and Clairaut.4. To find the aberration in right ascension and declination.5. Comparisons with Nicholas Louis de Lacaille's star catalogue, 1750 and...
Dates: 1743 - 1771
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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