The Observatory Volume 5-6

The Observatory Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Prof. Rogers points out some cases of discordance between the Harvard College results and the other authorities; the discussion of these apparently erroneous positions he reserves for another paper. We may mention the case of 17 Draconis, the right ascension of which, as determined repeatedly at Harvard College Observatory, difiers more than a tenth of a second from that given in the Standard Catalogue. Prof. Rogers concludes, from a general inspection of his results, that the problem of the construction of a homogeneous system of stellar coordinates which will satisfy all past observations, and which future observations may be relied upon to verify, has not yet been completely solved. A. M. W. D. TRANSIT or Varms Exrsmrrorrs.-The following are the members composing the eight French expeditions: --Port-au-Prince: M. D'Abbadie, Member of the Institute, Lieutenant Chapuis and M. Callaudreau, Assistant Astronomer at the Paris Observatory. Mexico: MM. Bouquet de la Grye, Heraud, and Lieutenant Arago. Martinique: M. Tisserand, Member of the Institute, and MM. Bigourdan and Puiseux, Assistant Astronomers at the Paris Observatory. Florida: Colonel Perrier, Member of the Institute, Commandant Bassot, Captain Defiorges, and M. Tourenne, Photographer. Santa Cruz: Captain Fleuriais, Lieutenants Le Pord and De Royer de Saint--Julien, and M. Lebrun, Naturalist. Chili: Lieutenants De Bernardieres and Barnaud, and Ensign Favreau. Chubut: MM. Hatt and Mion and Lieutenant Leygue. Rio Negro: M. Perrotin, Director of the Nice Observatory, Lieutenants Delacroix and Tessier, and M. Guenaire, Photographer. The Brazilian expeditions are composed as follows: --SaintThomas: Baron de Jefie and two naval oliicers. Magellan: M. L. Cruls and two...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878752
  • 9781236878755