Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:
A rough copy of observations of major stars made in 1758 and on a voyage of 1764. The volume includes adjustments to the barometer and atmospheric conditions, 1758; calculations of star positions; the longitude of various foreign towns; corrections to the sextant and quadrant; and calculations to discover longitude.
Astronomical observations, calculations, etc., made during voyages of discovery.
Observations made on board HMS Adventure during her passage to the South Seas as part of the expedition led by Captain James Cook in HMS Resolution.
Observations made on board HMS Resolution during her passage to the South Seas on the expedition led by Captain James Cook.
Astronomical observations and calculations made during voyages of discovery, including the voyages of the Glatton, 1763-1764; the Providence, 1794-1797; the Thetis, 1794-1797; the Pallas, 1805; and on Captain Cook’s third voyage.
A paper entitled 'Longitudes by Moon and Star Transits and Longitude of Temporary Observatory Used by Fallows' .
Papers regarding Edward Sabine's longitude stations. The stations mentioned are Sierra Leone [RGO 14/50: 3-25]; Island of St Thomas [RGO 14/50: 26-36]; Ascension Island [RGO 14/50: 37-52]; Bahia [RGO 14/50: 53-66]; Maranham [RGO 14/50: 67-82]; Trinidad [RGO 14/50: 83-98]; Port Royal, Jamaica [RGO 14/50: 99-125]; Spitzbergen [RGO 14/50: 126v-128v]; East Greenland [RGO 14/50: 129v-141v]; and Drontheim [RGO 14/50: 142v-149].
Soundings machines and ship's logs, etc.
Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board, including some miscellaneous receipts.
Comparison of chronometers in order to find the longitude of Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, and the difference in longitude between Kingstown and Valentia (Valencia). The chronometers used are 2300, 2388, 2354, 1839 and 'Southampton'.
Geodetic equations based on the 'Longitude of Valentia' (Valencia) project. The papers include personal equations and geodetic formulae; a diagram of the triangulation employed; angles of places from Butser Hill, Hampshire, and other locations; abstract of latitudes, longitudes and azimuthal bearings; schemes and instructions for the reductions of the observations; and an account of the whole project in draft form by Airy, missing several pages.
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