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Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a paper 'An account of the construction of a fluid lens refracting telescope of eight inches aperture, and eight feet and three quarters length, made for the Royal Society by George Dollond, Esq. F. R. S' by Peter Barlow

Reference number: RR/1/8

Date: 29 January 1833

Description

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, as there are 'several improvements' on the lense of the telescope which were 'not alluded to' in the author's former paper on the subject.

Subject: Astronomy

[Published in Philosophical Transactions, 1833].

Reference number
RR/1/8
Earliest possible date
29 January 1833
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Francis Baily

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Richard Sheepshanks

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Francis Baily, Richard Sheepshanks, Referee's report by Francis Baily and Richard Sheepshanks, on a paper 'An account of the construction of a fluid lens refracting telescope of eight inches aperture, and eight feet and three quarters length, made for the Royal Society by George Dollond, Esq. F. R. S' by Peter Barlow, 29 January 1833, RR/1/8, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_1_8/referees-report-by-francis-baily-and-richard-sheepshanks-on-a-paper-an-account-of-the-construction-of-a-fluid-lens-refracting-telescope-of-eight-inches-aperture-and-eight-feet-and-three-quarters-length-made-for-the-royal-society-by-george-dollond-esq-f-r-s-by-peter-barlow, accessed on 17 April 2024

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