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Computations to find the constant of refraction, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/202

Scope and Contents

Computations by R. Main in order to find the constant of refraction. The papers include a catalogue of stars from 1836-1854 suitable for determining refractions; corrections; errors in the constants of refraction; and comparisons of T. Maclear's Cape of Good Hope observations with those undertaken at Greenwich. There is one letter from C.P. Smyth.


  • Creation: 1857


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:35:51+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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