South, James, Sir, 1785 - 1867 (Knight, astronomer)
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Miscellaneous astronomical methods, primarily to find longitude from hypotheses, sent in by various lesser known scientists and navigators. There is also material on Sir J. South's experiments with longitude, a long letter by Airy on the altitudes of the Moon, lunar tables, computations of the Moon's apparent motion and a letter by Sir F. Beaufort.
Computation of a comet's latitude and longitude from right ascension and north polar distance, 17 January - 20 July [no year]; observation of rockets with Sir James South, 1831; note on the filing down of the transit instruments; and observations of the meridian mark, 1833-1834.
Regarding the comparative state of astronomical observations in England and on the Continent.
Observations and correspondence regarding miscellaneous astronomical matters.
Correspondence on the positions of stars, with their errors, new discoveries, comparisons of star places (i.e. with the Tabula Regiomontana) and the motion of variable stars. The correspondents include F. Baily, Sir F. Beaufort, J.F.W. Herschel, J. Glaisher, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, T. Galloway, W.S. Stratford, J.R. Hind, W.R. Dawes, Sir G. Everest and W. Lassell. The papers also include various parts of star catalogues.
Letter from James South on determining longitude by the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1828-06-05
Sent to Dr Thomas Young.
Originally enclosing the letters at [RGO 14/48: 312-319].
Concerning observations made by South and Herschel.