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Observations upon the comet that appeared in January and February 1736/7. Also includes details of an eclipse of the sun on 18 February 1737/7 which, in Philadelphia, was largely obscured by clouds.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of 'A collection of observations communicated to the Royal Society, relating to the comet that appear'd in the months of January, February, and March 1736-7'

Reference number
CLP/8ii/72
Earliest possible date
1737
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, regarding observations of a comet and an eclipse at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania [USA] from Dr Kearsly to Peter Collinson, 1737, CLP/8ii/72, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8ii_72/letter-regarding-observations-of-a-comet-and-an-eclipse-at-philadelphia-in-pennsylvania-usa-from-dr-kearsly-to-peter-collinson, accessed on 23 July 2024

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