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Computations for the Sun, Moon and planets, 1762 - 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/41

Scope and Contents

Computations of the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets. The calculations were performed by Reuben Burrow between 24 August 1762 and 3 March 1765.

1. Sun's declination and obliquity.

2. Computation of the Sun's longitude and latitude from right ascension and declination as compared with 'Connaissance des Temps'.

3. Computation of the Sun's longitude from Johann Mayer's tables.

4. Mean times of the meridian transits of the Moon.

5. Mean times of the meridian transits of the planets.

6. Rough calculations which, according to the 19th century cover label, are of planets' places from Edmond Halley's tables.


  • Creation: 1762 - 1765


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2005-11-04 14:19:57+00:00

Includes index.

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