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Observations and equations, 1738 - 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/197

Scope and Contents

Looseleaf miscellaneous observations and equations, principally on star observations and reductions. The papers also include a piece on water clocks; a star catalogue for 1766-1802; extensive comparisons with 'Rømer's Triduum' (the list of his meridian transit observations at Copenhagen Observatory, 20-23 October 1706); the error of geocentric longitude and latitude of the 1807 comet; differences of the Sun's observed right ascension from that in the 'Nautical Almanac', 1807-1808; observations of the transit of Mercury, 9 November 1802, and of Capella, 1808; Venus observed in the ascending node at Greenwich, 1738; the 1761 transit of Venus observed from Copenhagen; and the position of various places throughout the world, 1794-1797.


  • Creation: 1738 - 1808


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2005-11-07 11:29:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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