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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Johannes Hevelius, dated at London

Reference number: EL/O2/169

Date: 09 April 1677

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Discusses Cassini's observations of the two satellites of Saturn; concerning the discrepancy between Flamsteed and Hevelius; concerning the use of telescopic sights; concerning a new star in the constellation the whale

Reference number
EL/O2/169
Earliest possible date
09 April 1677
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7 pages
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Manuscript

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Johannes Hevelius, dated at London, 09 April 1677, EL/O2/169, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_o2_169/letter-from-henry-oldenburg-to-johannes-hevelius-dated-at-london, accessed on 23 May 2024

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