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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/246

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from R. Sheepshanks, W. Lassell, Sir F. Beaufort, Captain Becher and W. Cubitt. The subjects covered include axial rotation; occultations visible at Cambridge, March-July 1849; the origin of the Moon; a paper on Sir J.F.W. Herschel's 'Results of Astronomical observations made during the years 1834-1838 at the Cape of Good Hope, being the completion of a Telescopic Survey of the whole surface of the visible Heavens commenced in 1825'; diagrams of the appearance of the Moon and Jupiter, 7 December 1849; observations of Saturn's rings; observations and elements of Saturn's 8th satellite; a table of the characteristics of the Solar System; inquiries as to the best astronomical books available; and other letters and papers relating generally to astronomy.


  • 1849

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:37:27+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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