Record

Reference numberL&P/9/55
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'Account of an observation of the right ascension and declination of Mercury out of the meridian near his greatest elongation, September 1786, with an equatorial micrometer of his own invention and workmanship; with an investigation of a method of allowing for refraction in such observations' by John Smeaton
Date1787
DescriptionContains plate.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Account of an observation of the right ascension and declination of Mercury out of the Meridian, near his greatest elongation, Sept. 1786, made by Mr. John Smeaton, F. R. S. with an equatorial micrometer, of his own invention and workmanship; accompanied with an investigation of a method of allowing for refraction in such kind of observations; communicated to the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, D. D. F. R. S. and Astronomer Royal, and by him to the Royal Society'

Read 7 June 1787
Extent29p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper and plate
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1787.0033
Related records in the catalogueL&P/9/55/1
L&P/9/55/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6321Smeaton; John (1724 - 1792)1724 - 1792
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