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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/83

Scope and Contents

Theories and other items on the Sun, Moon and planets, including H.A.E.A. Fayé's papers on solar atmosphere; correspondence from M. Pontecoulant, J.C. Adams, P.A. Hansen and C.E. Delaunay on the Moon's secular acceleration; a printed copy of J.C. Adams' tables of the Moon's parallax; charts of the Moon's diameter from observations with the altazimuth, 1848-1859; letters from U.J.J. Le Verrier, H.A.E.A. Fayé, M. Ballot and E.C. Herrick of America on a supposed planet 'interior' to Mercury; and other correspondence on solar and lunar tables and theories.


  • 1859 - 1861

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:45+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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