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Early computations, 1723 - 1737

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 3/43/7

Scope and Contents

Computations, mainly cometary.

1. Chart of cometary observations and associated calculations, 1723.

2. Several pages of calculations.

3. 'The Places of the Telescopic Stars from which the Comet was observed', 1723, with a chart.

4. Equation to solve a problem on parabolas.

5. Account of the observations of a comet by Maraldi at Paris, 1723. There is mention of the 1707 cometary sighting at Paris, with calculations.

6. Calculations regarding the comet of 1737, with observations.

7. Equation and method to solve a problem involving parabolas.













Dates

  • 1723 - 1737

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

59 folio(s)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2005-11-03 14:46:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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