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Letter from Thomas Maclear (RO, Cape of Good Hope) to Francis Baily, 8 March 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/29/5

Scope and Contents

Concerning Baily's 'Life of Flamsteed'; the arrangement of constellations in the southern hemisphere; the measurement of stellar magnitudes; the calculation of right ascension and declination without errors; and observations of Halley's Comet from 24 January 1836 onwards. The people mentioned include Sir John Herschel, T. Henderson and Captain Beaufort.


  • Creation: 8 March 1836


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2 folio(s)

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