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Reference numberCLP/8i/27
LevelFile
TitlePaper, computation of the sun and moon from the Philolaick tables by Ismael Bullialdus
Date1671
DescriptionThis appears to be a paper by Ismaël Boulliau [also spelt Bullialdus] (1605-1694) which includes a table of philolaic calculations of solar and lunar motions. Boulliau had compared the eclipse of Spica Virginis on 22 April 1671 (N.S.) with the tables in his Astronomia Philoloaica (1645), with Kepler's Rudolphine Tables and with Hevelius's calculated positions. This paper was read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 15 June 1671. According to a letter by Henry Oldenburg to Johannes Hevelius on 12 June 1671, this computation had been sent by Boulliau to Hevelius.

Subject: Astronomy
LanguageLatin
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/37
CLP/8i/27/2
CLP/8i/27/1
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8253Hevelius; Johannes (1611 - 1687); astronomer1611 - 1687
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA5773Bullialdus; Ismael (1605 - 1694); astronomer and mathematician1605 - 1694
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