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Papers on Pallas and Ceres, 1802 - 1804

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/123

Scope and Contents

Various loose papers relating to the discovery of Pallas and Ceres.

1. Rough calculations of Pallas, 1803.

2. Rough calculations of Ceres, 1803.

3. Other calculations of Pallas written on a Royal Society invitation, 1803.

4. Another calculation of Pallas, 1803.

5. Calculations of Pallas, 1803.

6. Observations of associated stars, 1802-1803.

7. Computations from observations of Pallas, 1802-1803.

8. Rough calculations of Pallas, 1803.

9. Account and description of Pallas and its discovery, including its elements.

10. Observations of major stars in conjunction with Pallas, 1803.

11. Rough calculations of Pallas.

12. Geocentric motion of Pallas and the 'force of light'.

13. Observed station of Pallas and calculations, 1804.

14. Rough calculations of Pallas, one on a letter from George Gilpin, 12 July 1802.

15. Rough calculations of Ceres, 1802.

16. Rough calculations of Pallas, 1802.

17. Position of Pallas on 14 July 1802, and Dr Gauss' elements for Pallas.

18. Observations of stars close to Pallas, 1802.

19. 'Mr Machain's observations of Olbers' star.'

20. Observations of Pallas, 1802-1803.

21. Dr Gauss's elements and ephemeris, 1802.

22. Calculations of Ceres and Pallas.

23. Observations of the brightness of Ceres and Pallas, 1802.

24. Calculations of Pallas' distance from the Earth, 23 June 1802.

25. Calculations of the latitude and longitude of Pallas derived from observed right ascension and declination, 1802.

26. Observations of Pallas, 1802-1803.

27. Observations of Ceres, 1802.

28. Pallas observed with the equatorial telescope, 1802.

29. Amendments to observations of Ceres, 1802.

30. Observations of Pallas, 1802.

31. Letter from Charles Blagden, Paris, 14 April 1802, on Dr Olbers' discovery of a new planet.

32. Observed right ascension of Pallas, 1802.

33. Letter from Joseph Banks, Soho, London, 16 April 1802, on the discovery of a new planet (Pallas).

34. Letter from Stephen Lee, Hackney, 14 April 1802, describing Pallas and its position.

35. Announcement of the discovery of Pallas by Joseph Banks, Soho, London, 9 April 1802, with other calculations.

36. An account of Dr Olbers' discovery of Pallas, 21 April 1802.

37. Description of observations and the discovery of Pallas, with the technique employed, 1802.

38. Further account of the new planet Pallas.

39. On the discovery of Ceres, together with a brief resumé of the career of Dr Gauss.

40. Meridian observations of Pallas by Baron von Zach, 1802.

41. Ephemeris of Pallas and notes of observations undertaken, 1803.


  • Creation: 1802 - 1804


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Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2005-11-07 09:30:28+00:00

Includes index.

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