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Astronomical observations made on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Norway, known as the North Cape [Nordkapp; Davvenjárga]. William Bayley was on orders of the Committee of the Board of Longitude.
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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Astronomical observations made at the North Cape, for the Royal Society'

Read 16 November 1769

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Paper, 'Astronomical observations made a North Cape for the Royal Society' by W Bayley, 1769, L&P/5/123, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 May 2024

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