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Letter, 'Of the two comets of 1766' from Charles Messier to the Royal Society

Reference number: L&P/4/322

Date: 10 April 1766

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A discovery, with observations, of two new comets in the Marine Observatory at Paris; by M. Messier, F. R. S. and Member of the Academy of Sciences at Paris; translated from the French, by M. Maty, M. D. Sec. R. S'

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Reference number
L&P/4/322
Earliest possible date
10 April 1766
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Ink on paper
Page extent
10 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Messier

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Charles Messier, Letter, 'Of the two comets of 1766' from Charles Messier to the Royal Society, 10 April 1766, L&P/4/322, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_322/letter-of-the-two-comets-of-1766-from-charles-messier-to-the-royal-society, accessed on 24 July 2024

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