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Paper, 'A new way of measuring the Sun's apparent diameter at the times of the Earth's perihelian and aphelion' by Servington Savery

Reference number: L&P/2/450

Date: 1743

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions [10 years after being read], as 'A new way of measuring the difference between the apparent diameter of the Sun at the times of the Earth's perhelion and aphelion , or when the Sun is nearer or to or farther than Earth, with a micrometer placed in a telescope invented for that purpose; tho the charge or magnifying power of the telescope is so great , that the whole Sun's diameter does not appear therein at one view'

Read 27 October 1743

Reference number
L&P/2/450
Earliest possible date
1743
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'A new way of measuring the Sun's apparent diameter at the times of the Earth's perihelian and aphelion' by Servington Savery, 1743, L&P/2/450, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_450/paper-a-new-way-of-measuring-the-suns-apparent-diameter-at-the-times-of-the-earths-perihelian-and-aphelion-by-servington-savery, accessed on 15 June 2024

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