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Reference numberCLP/8ii/44
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'A spirit level to be fixed to a quadrant for taking a meridional altitude at sea when the horizon is not visible' by John Hadley
Date1733
DescriptionThe necessity of seeing the horizon, in order to find the latitude of a ship at sea, has always been so great an inconvenience. Any method for determining it without the help of the horizon, will be of considerable use.
Subject: Astronomy / Navigation
Read to the Royal Society on 10 January 1733
LanguageEnglish
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0031
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 38, no 430, p 167
Related records in the catalogueRBO/18/60
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7954Hadley; John (1682 - 1744)1682 - 1744
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