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Theories of the Moon and planets, 1849 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/80

Scope and Contents

Theories and ancient observations of the Moon and planets, including Mr Templeton's computations of many numbers in the expansion of R; J.F. Encke's paper on a new method of computing planet perturbation; a portrait and map of the Moon, with papers relating to the theory of the Moon, including letters from P.A. Hansen; correspondence concerning an Admiralty grant to P.A. Hansen for the compilation of lunar tables, with a letter from H.C. Schumacher; a letter, in Italian, from E. Nascio containing lunar calculations; notes of errors in the intervals of wires used in planetary and lunar reductions, 5 October 1763 - 2 September 1764; H. Breen's corrections of the elements of the orbit of Mars; and correspondence with J.C. Adams and R. Sheepshanks about the publication of new planetary theories and tables.


  • Creation: 1849 - 1852


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:35+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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