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Cape Town

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Subject Source: Local sources

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Observations made on shore in Cape Town, 1774-03-21 - 1774-04-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 64v-67v
Scope and Contents

Bayly begins his observations with a note on setting up his instruments on shore, in which he records the loss or theft of some of his equipment. His observations include comparisons of Watch No. 1 with the astronomical clock at the Cape of Good Hope; meridian zenith distances of the sun and stars; observations on the dipping needle; observations on the tides; distances of the sun, moon and stars; and azimuths taken with a compass of constructed by Dr Knight.

Dates: 1774-03-21 - 1774-04-10
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