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Letter, 'Of a new method of determining longitudes of places from observations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites' from Peter William Wargentin to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/4/351

Date: 06 July 1766

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Mr. Wargentin, F. R. S. and Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Stockholm to the Rev. Mr Maskelyne, M. A. F. R. S. and Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, containing an essay of a new method of determining the longitude of places, from observations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites'

Read 11 December 1766

Reference number
L&P/4/351
Earliest possible date
06 July 1766
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Ink on paper
Page extent
14 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin

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Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Letter, 'Of a new method of determining longitudes of places from observations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites' from Peter William Wargentin to Nevil Maskelyne, 06 July 1766, L&P/4/351, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_351/letter-of-a-new-method-of-determining-longitudes-of-places-from-observations-of-the-eclipses-of-jupiters-satellites-from-peter-william-wargentin-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 21 July 2024

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