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Paper, observation of the transit of mercury across the sun witnessed in Nuremberg [Germany] in 1690 by J P Wurzelbaur

Reference number: CLP/8i/46

Date: 04 February 1691

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Transit of mercury observed by Johann Philipp von Wurzelbau (1651-1725) on 31 October 1690 in Nuremberg. Wurzelbau's letter to Edmond Halley was read to a meeting of the Royal Society on 4 February 1691.

Subject: Astronomy

This observation was published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observation Mercurii sub sole visi, ultimo Octobris 1690. stil. vet. habita noribergæ ab asteronomo accuratissimo Johanne Phil. Wurtzelbaur, atque ab eodem cum Reg. Societate communicata'

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CLP/8i/46
Earliest possible date
04 February 1691
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Ink on paper
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2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, observation of the transit of mercury across the sun witnessed in Nuremberg [Germany] in 1690 by J P Wurzelbaur, 04 February 1691, CLP/8i/46, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_46/paper-observation-of-the-transit-of-mercury-across-the-sun-witnessed-in-nuremberg-germany-in-1690-by-j-p-wurzelbaur, accessed on 20 May 2024

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