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Astronomical observations and commentary, 1690 - 1693

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/73

Scope and Contents

Copies of astronomical papers by G.C. Eimmart and Christoph Arnold of 1690-1693, 15 folios. There are Latin notes and diagrams concerning a solar eclipse observed by Eimmart at Nuremberg, 23 June 1693 (1r-12r); a description of a transit of Mercury and other work by Arnold, 1690-1691; and a translation of a letter by Arnold, 1690. The copies are undated, but are roughly contemporary. The handwriting has not been identified.


  • Creation: 1690 - 1693


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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Existence and Location of Originals

The original of Christoph Arnold's letter is RGO 1/69C, 108r-109r.

Existence and Location of Copies

RGO 36/4/2 is a microfilm of these papers.

Finding aid date

2005-10-20 09:55:09+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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