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Index, accompanying 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 448 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir' by James South

Reference number: PT/18/4

Date: 22 October 1825

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Index of stars observed in PT/18/3 and discussed in PT/18/2. The index was not published in Philosophical Transactions.

Subject: Astronomy

Relates to paper published in volume 116 of Philosophical Transactions titled 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 458 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir'.

Written by South in Passy, Rue Franklin, No 19 [in Paris, France]. Read 17 November 1825.

Reference number
PT/18/4
Earliest possible date
22 October 1825
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Ink on paper
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9 pages
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Manuscript

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James South

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James South, Index, accompanying 'Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 448 double and triple stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 stars of the same description, the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former memoir' by James South, 22 October 1825, PT/18/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_18_4/index-accompanying-observations-of-the-apparent-distances-and-positions-of-448-double-and-triple-stars-made-in-the-years-1823-1824-and-1825-together-with-a-re-examination-of-36-stars-of-the-same-description-the-distances-and-positions-of-which-were-communicated-in-a-former-memoir-by-james-south, accessed on 15 June 2024

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