Reference numberCLP/4i/18
TitlePaper, concerning an astronomical observation on 4 March
DescriptionThe text describes the constellation 'Tropicus Capricorni'. Includes a drawing of the constellation of Cetus and others with scales.
This appears to record observations of the variable star Mira of Cetus between 10 and 18 March of an unknown year. The text records that it was 'Drawn from the french Padres draft', which may suggest that this was copied from the papers of Ismael Bullialdus, a French mathematician and Catholic priest who reported on this star in Ad astronomos monita duo (1667). This work was reported in 'Philosophical Transactions' vol. 1, no. 21 (1667).

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions 'An account of two books, I. Ismaelis Bullialdi ad astronomos Monita duo: primum, de stella nova, qua in Collo Ceti ante annos aliquot visa est. Alterum, de nebulosa stella in Andromedae Cinguli parte Borea, ante biennium iterum ortâ. II. Entretiens sur les vies et sur les ouvrages des plus excellens peintres, antients et modernes, par M. Felibien'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0146
Related records in the catalogueCLP/4i/18/2
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5773Bullialdus; Ismael (1605 - 1694); astronomer and mathematician1605 - 1694
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