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Correspondence with R.L. Waterfield, 1969-10-28 - 1979-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/73

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Reginald L. Waterfield regarding problems relating to the measurements of photographic plates featuring comets and concerning the calculations connected to this; refraction corrections for stellar positions and the reduction of their coordinates as measured from photographic plates; the International Astronomical Union meeting at Brighton in July 1970 and Waterfield's desire to meet Brian Marsden and Elizabeth Roemer there; the fact that in November 1970 plates of Comet Encke had been taken two weeks before and that in January 1971 this comet was 'low down in the sunset'; various unnamed comets; the more practical aspects of astrophotography; and the methods employed by Eratosthenes and Herodotus.


  • Creation: 1969-10-28 - 1979-11-28


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Finding aid date

2007-04-13 12:27:49+00:00

Includes index.

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