Catton, Thomas, 1758 - 1838 (astronomer)
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A copy of Thomas Catton's observations reduced by Airy. The volume includes Catton's original transit observations, tabular right ascensions of Polaris and Delta Ursae Majoris, fundamental stars and small stars, equatorial intervals, comparisons of imperfect transits, computations of azimuth error, rates of the transit clock and clock errors, and observations and accounts of occultations of stars and satellites.
Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes papers on candidates for the Royal Society; correspondence on the printing of T. Catton's observations; Airy's paper on the effect of mountain passes; and reviews by Airy on various scientific works. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, G.G. Stokes, C.V. Walker, J.G.S. Lefevre, E. Sabine, W. Shanks and J.B.A.L. Elie de Beaumont.