|Title||Unpublished paper, 'A method of deducing the longitude from the moon's right ascension' by Thos [Thomas] Kerigan|
|Date||28 January 1832|
|Description||Kerigan explains his method for finding the true meridian of the place of observation from the moon's right ascension. He provides examples of these calculations and states that when a chronometer with the mean time at Greenwich is also used, the longitude of any place can be determined. Includes one figure in the text.|
Subject: Geodesy / Astronomy
Written by Kerigan in Portsea [Porstmouth, England]. Communicated by Sir Edwd [Edward] Codrington. Received by the Royal Society from the President [Augustus Frederick] on 18 February 1832. Read 15 March 1832.
Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'A method of deducing the longitude from the moon’s right ascension'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0061|
|Related records in the catalogue||AP/15/21/1|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6545||Codrington; Sir; Edward (1770 - 1851)||1770 - 1851|
|NA295||Kerigan; Thomas (- 1848)|| - 1848|
|NA8338||Augustus Frederick (1773 - 1843); Duke of Sussex||1773 - 1843|