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Letter, from Johannes Hevelius to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Danzig (Gdansk)

Reference number: EL/H2/1

Date: 04 January 1664

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Praises the Royal Society; states that he will send his 'Cometographia' when it is published; states that a catalogue of fixed stars must be realised before any further work can take place; states that he is working on his 'Machina Coelestis' but that he needs the observations of King Ulug-Beg, which are found in a Persian manuscript in Oxford

Reference number
EL/H2/1
Earliest possible date
04 January 1664
Page extent
3 pages
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Manuscript

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Johannes Hevelius

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Johannes Hevelius, Letter, from Johannes Hevelius to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), 04 January 1664, EL/H2/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_h2_1/letter-from-johannes-hevelius-to-henry-oldenburg-dated-at-danzig-gdansk, accessed on 14 July 2024

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