British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 5

British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 5

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...at Copenhagen, in 1779. In the paper now before us, he gives a new method of computing the longitude and' latitude of places, laid down by trigonometrical operations., 1 It depends upon some properties of the eclipse, combined with calculations founded on actual measurement. In a table of latitudes and longitudes of places, which makes a part of the paper, the latitude of the observatory of Copenhagen is put down 550 41 '4." In the fame table the latitude of Anholt light-house is put down 560 44'20," and its longitude o 55' 24" W. of the observatory of Copenhagen, which is here considered as in the first meridian. We trust that the following extract from Mr. Bugge's paper will be acceptable to some oi our readers. "In all the best maps of the Kattegat, as that by Mr. Lous, published at Copenhagen, 1790; that by M. Verdun de la Crenne, M. Borda, and M. Pingre, Paris, 17785 that by Mr. Akeleie, Copenhagen, 1771; that by Mr. Ankerkrona, Stokholm, 1782; the position of Anholt is very erroneous. The light-house of Anholt, and the whole ifle, is from 7 to 9 minutes too much westerly j and the distance from the light-house to the Swedish coast, in a direction perpendicular to the meridian of the light-house, is, in all maps hitherto published, nearly 4 English miles, or th part of the whole too great. Experience has taught the navigators, that they come too soon down upon Anholt; or that they, cruising between Anholt and Sweden, overrun their reckoning, which was ascribed to the currents; although the true reason of it was the great error in the geographical and' and hydrographical position of Anholt in a narrow and dangerous passage." Art. VIII. On the Rotation, of.the Planet Saturn upon its Axis. By William Herschel, L....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236608925
  • 9781236608925