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Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, 1875 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/87

Scope and Contents

Theories of the Sun, Moon and planets, including a circular from M. Montagne on solar parallax; notes on Montucla, Pliny, Ptolemy and Halley relating to the saros of solar eclipses; tables by S. Newcomb on the transformation of P.A. Hansen's lunar theory as regards longitudes into modern notations; letters and calculations on the motion of the Moon and other lunar theory; a formula for the heliocentric co-ordinations of a planet; and letters and calculations by A. Hall, M. Souillant, W.A. Rogers, Mr Chase, etc., on other matters to do with the Sun, Moon and planets.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1879


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:59+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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