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Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus, 1758 - 1840 (astronomer and physician)

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Computations, 1751 - 1811

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/65
Scope and Contents Various observations, computations and measurements of stars, planets, comets, the Moon and the Sun.1. Eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1803-1804.2. Reductions for the Moon's transits, 1805.3. Corrections to the stars and the Sun to be applied due to errors of the meridian mark.4. Mean times of the Moon's transits, 1805.5. Aberrations in right ascension and north polar distance, 1802-1806.6. Refractions of observations in 1806.7....
Dates: 1751 - 1811
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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Correspondence on Ceres, 1802 - 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/120
Scope and Contents Loose letters, printed matter, calculations and sketches of Ceres.i. Calculations, apparently for determining the elements of Ceres' orbit.ii. Geocentric motion of Ceres, 1801-1803.iii. Printed German account of Giuseppe Piazzi's discovery of Ceres, complete with ephemeris, relative positions of the planets, chart and corrections to the observations, 1801.iv. Maskelyne's account and details of the minor planet Ceres, 17 February 1802.v. Calculations...
Dates: 1802 - 1803
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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Correspondence on Pallas and Ceres, 1802 - 1803

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/122
Scope and Contents Various correspondence on Pallas and Ceres.1. Letter postscript by Dr Gauss, 7 April 1802, regarding the discovery of the asteroid Pallas by Dr Olbers.2. Letter from Dr Gauss, Brunswick, 19 May 1802, containing further information and ephemeris of the asteroid Pallas.3. Letter from Dr Gauss, Brunswick, 30 July 1802, containing ephemeris of the asteroid Pallas and details of its position.4. Letter from Dr Gauss, Brunswick, 18 November 1802, on the position and...
Dates: 1802 - 1803
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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Correspondence on Vesta, 1807

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/121
Scope and Contents Loose papers on the minor planet Vesta.i. Observations by Dr Olbers at Bremen, 29 March - 4 May 1807, and an account of Vesta's position.ii. Position of Vesta, 27 April - 28 June 1807, on the reverse of a letter from Francis Maseres.iii. Various calculations, apparently concerned with Vesta's position.iv. Right ascension and calculations on the planet Vesta.v. Vesta observed on the meridian, 11 April - 23 May 1807.vi. Observations of Vesta in...
Dates: 1807
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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Essay on cometary orbits

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 59/55
Scope and Contents

An undated essay on Olbers's method for obtaining the parabolic elements of cometary orbits translated by Tupman from the appendix to Dubois's French translation of Gauss's 'Theoria Motus'.

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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Paper on mathematical problems, 1802

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/278
Scope and Contents

A mathematical paper containing problems and equations and a list of candidates for election to the Royal Society: John Jeron Schroler, Lilienthal, Bremen; Joseph (Giuseppe) Piazzi, Palermo, Sicily; Dr Olbers, Bremen; and Dr C.F. Gauss, Brunswick. There are propositions and corollaries from Newton's 'Principia', in Latin and English, and from Aristotle's 'Rhetoric', in Greek and English.

Dates: 1802
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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Papers on Pallas and Ceres, 1802 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/123
Scope and Contents Various loose papers relating to the discovery of Pallas and Ceres.1. Rough calculations of Pallas, 1803.2. Rough calculations of Ceres, 1803.3. Other calculations of Pallas written on a Royal Society invitation, 1803.4. Another calculation of Pallas, 1803.5. Calculations of Pallas, 1803.6. Observations of associated stars, 1802-1803.7. Computations from observations of Pallas, 1802-1803.8. Rough calculations of Pallas,...
Dates: 1802 - 1804
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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