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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1889 - 1893

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/170

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning the places of circumpolar stars in the 'Nautical Almanac' and also the places of polar stars, 1889.

Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office concerning the 1880 Catalogue, 1890.

Notice of the regulations governing the competitive examination for the post of Second Assistant in the Nautical Almanac Office, 1889.

Undated listings of comparisons of given star places in the 'Nautical Almanac' and 'Connaissance des Temps' for 1883-1891, sent to the Nautical Almanac Office, March 1890. There is also correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office on these listings.

Correspondence relating to the Nautical Almanac Committee, 1890, including correspondence with Captain Tennant and a reprint of his article in the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', Vol. 50, No. 6.

Undated listings of corrections in the 'Nautical Almanac', 1 January 1888.

Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office, 1890, concerning star places for June 1890.

Listings of the right ascension of Polaris at upper transit, results made at Greenwich and comparisons with those in the 'Connaissance de Temps', 1891.

List of standard star places supplied to the Nautical Almanac Office, list of stars from the Nautical Almanac Office (lunar occultations) for observation, further list of standard places, and correspondence on errors in the 1892 'Nautical Almanac'. The papers date from 1892.

Correspondence concerning misprints in the 'Nautical Almanac', lists of Zodiacal stars, errors in lunar places, and the places of occultation stars, 1893.

















Dates

  • 1889 - 1893

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

Q11 (1)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:45:25+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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