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Letter, 'Occultation of the star Tauri by the Moon' from William Ludlam to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/5/182

Date: 1770

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of an occultation of the star ? tauri by the moon, observed at Leicester: by the Rev. Mr. Ludlam, in a letter to the Rev. Mr. Maskelyne, Astronomer royal'

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Reference number
L&P/5/182
Earliest possible date
1770
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Occultation of the star Tauri by the Moon' from William Ludlam to Nevil Maskelyne, 1770, L&P/5/182, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_182/letter-occultation-of-the-star-tauri-by-the-moon-from-william-ludlam-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 25 May 2024

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