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Stellar positions and proper motion, 1765 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/213

Scope and Contents

Remarks and tables on proper motion and comparisons of star positions. The volume includes the apparent diameter of the Sun, Moon and primary planets as viewed from the Earth; changes in the obliquity of the ecliptic, 1668-1822, and that observed by the Arab astronomers, 832-1463; unused forms for observational results; proper motion of Arcturus in right ascension from Tycho's observations; rules on aberration of light in calculating the place of a planet; longitude of Cambridge, New England, U.S.A., deduced from Mercury; the heliocentric velocity of planets; the augmentation of the Moon's diameter from its altitude; a star catalogue, 1765-1769; and stars not in the British Catalogue observed by Edmond Halley, 1721-1730.


  • Creation: 1765 - 1822


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2005-11-07 11:40:59+00:00

Includes index.

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