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Tables, observations and other papers, 1674 - 1689

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/50/K

Scope and Contents

Eclipses predicted for 1675 (211r-213v); Halley's nonagesimal tables (216v-217r); equations of the earth's orbit (218v-219r); lunar tables and data (223r-232r); observations of stars omitted by Tycho (233v); 'De motibus stella Jovis Commentaria', with tables of Jupiter from several sources (234v-241r); a table identifying stars by numbers and Greek letters (244r-245r); tables of Saturn (246r-247v); 'An Opticall Essay proveing the truth and accuracy of coelestiall observations made with long telescopes occasioned by some discourse with Mr Robert Hook' (251r-255v); a comparison of measures (256r-257r); and a letter to Dr John Pell on 'the Sieur de St Pierre's Postulata' for finding longitude at sea and a related Latin paper, both copied by Nicholas Stephenson, 26-27 April 1675, with further notes in Flamsteed's hand (257r-262r).


  • 1674 - 1689

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2005-10-26 14:33:58+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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