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Discussion of star places, 1755 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/195

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the position and identity of stars; requests for star catalogues; parts of star catalogues, including Maskelyne's star ledgers, 1755-1816; and some computations. There are brief papers by R.C. Carrington on 20 circumpolar stars; works on variable stars by N.R. Pogson; drawings of the ring and dumb-bell nebulae by W. Lassell; and treatments of the Great Nebula in Orion by G.P. Bond and O. Struve. There is also a piece on variable stars from the 'Aberdeen Free Press' and a number of French circulars, including one by H. Goldschmidt. The correspondents include R. Sheepshanks, M.J. Johnson, K.L.C. Rümker, C.P. Smyth, W.H. Smyth, N.R. Pogson, S. Alexander and J. Baxendell.


  • Creation: 1755 - 1862


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