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Treatises on the Earth's motion and the stars, 1694 - 1711

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/39

Scope and Contents

'De Sole 1694 et Fixis 1695' ('Of the Sun 1694 and Fixed Stars 1695'), drafts of several treatises on the Earth's motion and work on the fixed stars, with other notes and calculations of a chiefly planetary nature. The writing is principally in Flamsteed's hand, and is mainly on the rectos, with additional notes on the versos. The volume contains 'The Inequalitys of the Earths Motion inquired and determined by J. F. from his own observations', 1694 (4v-35r); 'Caelum Britannicum. The Restitution of the places of the fixed stars' (41r-54r); two drafts of letters to Newton discussing the errors of the mural arc and evidence for stellar parallax, 1699 and 1700 (57r-86v), with tables of the arc's errors (166v-167r); notes on Mars, 1701 (87v-93v); notes on atmospheric refraction, with observations of Venus, 1710-1711 (95r-96r); calculations relating to Saturn, 1710 (148v-151r); and unfinished tables of latitudes (152v-164r). There is also a recipe for ink inside the back cover.

Dates

  • 1694 - 1711

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

A1/59

Finding aid date

2005-10-19 16:17:48+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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