Reference numberMM/8/76
Title'Comparitive Analysis of Jose de Mendoza Rios's method for reducing the lunar distances...'
DescriptionMendoza Rios's work was (he believed) a refinement of lunar distance method of determining longitude (a lunar distance is the distance between the moon and the sun or a fixed star. By comparing the local time when the lunar distance was observed with time predicted for the same lunar distance to occur at a known meridian, the difference in longitude could be deduced).
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Access statusOpen
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NA7288Mendoza y Rios; Joseph (? 1762 - ? 1815)? 1762 - ? 1815
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