Account of Observations of the Transit of Venus, 1874, December 8; Made Under the Authority of the British Government and of the Reduction of the Observations

Account of Observations of the Transit of Venus, 1874, December 8; Made Under the Authority of the British Government and of the Reduction of the Observations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...275 Adopted Errors of the Transit Clock at Mokattam 276 Errors of the Alexandria Chronometer on Mokattam Mean Time, Tables VII. aud VIII. 277 Longitude of Mokattam from each separate Group of Cable Signals, Table IX.... 278 Longitude of Mokattam separately deduced from the Make-and-Break and from the Varley Signals, Table X 281 Collection of Results for Apparent Longitude, Table XI 283 Collection of Results for Retardation of the Galvanic Current, Table XII 284 Corrections for Personal Equation 284 Final Longitude of Mokattam 288 L L Page Observations Of The Egress Of Venus, 1874, December 8: --Report of Captain C. Orde Browne 289 Comparisons of the Clocks employed 294 Observations by Mr. F. M. Newton 295, Miss E. M. Newton 296 Discussion of the Mierometric Observations 297 Final Equations resulting from the Observations of Egress at Mokattam 299 Semidiameter of Venus 302 Time of Internal Contact inferred from the Mierometric Measures of Cusps.... 302 Meridional And Altazimuth Observations In Tabular Arrangement: --Table XIII.--Level Error of the Transit Instrument 304 Table XIV.--Collimation of the Transit Instrument 306 Table XV.--Azimuth Error of the Transit Instrument 307 Table XVI.--Meridional Transits 307 Table XVII.--Errors and Rates of the Transit Clock 314 Table XVIII.--Errors and Rates of the Altazimuth Clock 315 Table XIX.--Zenith Distances and Inferred Co-latitude 316 Plate VIII.--Plan of the Environs of Cairo to face 261 Plate IX.--Plan of the Encampment on Mokattam Hills 262 Plate X.--Diagrams relating to the Egress of Venus as observed at Mokattam. 296 INTRODUCTION. Shortly after my arrival in Egypt, through the kind offices of General Stanton, the British Consul-General, His Highness the Khedive was graciously...show more

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  • 9781236637864