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Astronomical and nautical tables, 1762

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/160

Scope and Contents

Astronomical and nautical tables calculated for the meridian of Paris, extracted from Lalande's 'Connaissance des Temps' for 1762. The list of tables is in French.

1. Table of times to reduce parts of the equator.

2. Right ascension table for the adjustment of differences in degrees when the clock is too fast or to add on when the clock is too slow.

3. Deduction table to obtain more exact passages of the stars on the meridian.

4. Conversion table of average or true positions of the brightest stars, with their average position in 1750 and the change after 10 years.

5. Precession tables for every other five days.

6. Semi-diameter of the Moon in time, supposing it to be in the equator.

7. Table to interpolate the semi-diameter of the Moon in time, depending on the degrees of declination.

8. Deviation of the horizontal line of a quadrant.

9. General equation of the Sun, 1st part.

10. General equation of the Sun, 2nd part.

11. Table of time intervals for high tide before or after the passage of the Moon on the meridian.

12. Table of meridian differences in hours and degrees between the Royal Observatory of Paris and the principle places on the Earth, with their latitudes and polar distances.


  • Creation: 1762


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2005-11-07 09:47:28+00:00

Includes index.


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