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Discussion of star places, 1847 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/196

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the position and identity of stars, variable motions of stars, computations of star's positions, lists of stars and comparisons of stars and nebula. There are brief papers by G.P. Bond on a companion star to Sirius and a list of new nebulae and star clusters, 1847-1863, as observed at Harvard Observatory, U.S.A. There are also French circulars on nebulae, a list of stars observed on the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, and French ephemerides of fundamental stars. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Grant, J.R. Hind, T.H. Safford, E.J. Stone, B.A. Gould, A.V. Auwers, E. Dunkin, A.R. Clarke, A.S. Herschel, J.F.W. Herschel, N.R. Pogson, J. Baxendell, W. Huggins, G.G. Stokes, W. Lassell and the Earl of Rosse.


  • Creation: 1847 - 1868


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