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Reference numberAP/6/8
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Observations du passage de mercure au devant du disque du soleil du 6 novembre 1789 réduite [sic] au centre de la terre et au meridien de l'observatoire royal de Paris' ['Observations of the passage of Mercury in front of the sun on 6 November 1789 reduced to the centre of the earth and to the meridian of the Royal Observatory of Paris'] by [Honoré] Flaugergues
Date10 April 1791
DescriptionObservations by Flaugergues of Mercury's passage in front of the sun, with calculations of its position based on the centre of the earth and the meridian of the Royal Observatory of Paris to reduce the error caused by the parallax. A short paragraph on the last page provides Flaugergues' observations on the rings of Saturn.

Covering letter for this paper and two others found at AP/6/7/1.

Subject: Astronomy

Written by Flaugergues in Viviers [Ardèche, France].
LanguageFrench
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/6/7
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