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Paper, 'Description of an improvement in the application of the quadrant of altitude to a celestial globe, for the resolution of problems dependent on azimuth and altitude' by John Smeaton

Reference number: L&P/9/104

Date: 19 November 1788

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Contains plate.

Subject: Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Description of an improvement in the applications of the quadrant of altitude to a celestial globe, for the resolution of problems dependant on azimuth and altitude'

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Reference number
L&P/9/104
Earliest possible date
19 November 1788
Physical description
Ink on paper and plate
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Smeaton

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John Smeaton, Paper, 'Description of an improvement in the application of the quadrant of altitude to a celestial globe, for the resolution of problems dependent on azimuth and altitude' by John Smeaton, 19 November 1788, L&P/9/104, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_9_104/paper-description-of-an-improvement-in-the-application-of-the-quadrant-of-altitude-to-a-celestial-globe-for-the-resolution-of-problems-dependent-on-azimuth-and-altitude-by-john-smeaton, accessed on 29 May 2024

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