Reference numberL&P/6/221
TitleLetter, 'On the difference in longitude of Paris and Greenwich observatories' from Peter William Wargentin to Nevil Maskelyne
DescriptionSubject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Mr. Peter Wargentin, F.R.S. Secretary to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Stockholm, to the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, B.D. F.R.s. and Astronomer Royal; concerning the difference of longitude of the Royal Observatories at Paris and Greenwich, resulting from the eclipses of Jupiter's first satellites, observed during the last ten years: to which is added, a comparative table of the corresponding observations of the first satellite, made in the principal observatories'

Read 6 February 1777
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1777.0011
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8350Wargentin; Pehr Wilhelm (1717 - 1783)1717 - 1783
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
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