|Paper, observation of the transit of mercury across the sun witnessed in Nuremberg [Germany] in 1690 by J P Wurzelbaur
|Transit of mercury observed by Johann Philipp von Wurzelbau (1651-1725) on 31 October 1690 in Nuremberg. Wurzelbau's letter to Edmond Halley was read to a meeting of the Royal Society on 4 February 1691.
This observation was published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observation Mercurii sub sole visi, ultimo Octobris 1690. stil. vet. habita noribergæ ab asteronomo accuratissimo Johanne Phil. Wurtzelbaur, atque ab eodem cum Reg. Societate communicata'
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