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Stellar observations and calculations, 1743 - 1771

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/67

Scope and Contents

Various observations and calculations, primarily of the stars.

1. Tables and equations for the Earth's perturbations by Venus and Jupiter and for the lunar equation.

2. Catalogue of the stars for 1690 and 1760, with elements for their aberrations.

3. Corrections for the tables of Dalembert, Halley, Mayer and Clairaut.

4. To find the aberration in right ascension and declination.

5. Comparisons with Nicholas Louis de Lacaille's star catalogue, 1750 and 1760.

6. Tables, equations and computations in respect of errors in the solar tables, 1743-1756.

7. Tables of the Moon, including parallax and diameter.

8. Moon's parallax in altitude corresponding to its true zenith distance.

9. The argument of the Moon's diameter.

10. The mean precession of stars in longitude.

11. Decimal parts of a year.

12. A table of stars for lunar distance observations, 1760.

13. Moon's hourly motion in longitude and latitude.

14. Correction of Moon's equatorial parallax.

15. Aberrations of the stars in longitude, with corrections for certain stars depending on the day of the year, 1755-1771.

16. Star corrections for 1755-1771, with a star catalogue of 1760.

17. Errors of the arc of the quadrant and in the line of collimation, with other equations, 1750-1752.

18. Calculations on precession from comparisons of John Flamsteed's observations of 1690 and observations in 1752, dated May 1758.

19. Examination of Thomas Simpson's rule for refraction, 1743, and comparisons with positions of the low stars, 1750-1753.

20. Catalogue of stars, 1758.

21. Lunar observations by James Bradley, 1743-1745.

22. Aberration and nutation corrections to various stars.

23. General equations for reducing equal altitudes of the Sun to find the time of the Sun's meridian transit.

24. Tables of the Sun's place in the ecliptic and of maximum aberrations of the stars in right ascension.

25. Star catalogue, 1760.

26. Explanation of, and tables for, the deviation of the stars in right ascension and declination, with a diagram.

27. Gael Morris's star catalogues for 1744 and 1746, with a note of Bradley's work on the nutation of the Earth's axis.





















































Dates

  • 1743 - 1771

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

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