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Paper, 'Le retour de la celebre comete de 1682 [The return of the famous comet of 1682]' by Charles Messier

Reference number: L&P/4/291

Date: 1765

Description

22 pages in French, with 20 pages of English translation. Contains tables.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A memoir, containing the history of the return of the famous comet of 1682, with observations of the same, made at Paris, at the Marine observatory, in January, February, March, April, May, and the beginning of June, 1759. By Mr. Messier, Astronomer, Keeper of the Journals, Plans, and Maps belonging to the Marine of France, Fellow of the Royal Society in London, and Member of the Society of Sciences in Holland; translated from the French by Matthew Maty, M.D. Sec. R. S'

Read 9 January 1766

Reference number
L&P/4/291
Earliest possible date
1765
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
42 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Charles Messier

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Charles Messier, Paper, 'Le retour de la celebre comete de 1682 [The return of the famous comet of 1682]' by Charles Messier, 1765, L&P/4/291, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_291/paper-le-retour-de-la-celebre-comete-de-1682-the-return-of-the-famous-comet-of-1682-by-charles-messier, accessed on 18 April 2024

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