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Venus seen on the sun : the first observation of a transit of Venus

Author: Jeremiah Horrocks; Wilbur Applebaum
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 29.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 18.
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This text by Jeremiah Horrocks is his accurate prediction and the first observation of a significant astronomical event, and his analysis and comments on the changing nature and pactices of astronomy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah Horrocks; Wilbur Applebaum
ISBN: 9789004221932 900422193X 9789004221949 9004221948
OCLC Number: 762993097
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxiv, 82 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The occasion, utility, and excellence of this observation --
The manner and history of my observation --
What others observed or could have observed of this conjunction --
It is proved that the spot observed by us was really Venus herself --
An investigation of the apparent longitude and latitude of Venus from the center of the Sun --
Change of the apparent place of Venus into the true --
An inquiry into the time and place of the true conjunction of the Sun and Venus --
Demonstration of the mode of Venus --
The beginning, middle, end and magnitude of this transit --
A consideration of the calculations of astronomers on the foregoing --
The calculations of Copernicus --
The calculation of Lansberge --
The calculation of Longomontanus --
The calculation of Kepler --
Corrections of the Rudolphine numbers --
On the diameter of Venus --
On the diameters of the rest of the planets, the proportion of the celestial spheres, and the parallax of the Sun --
The planets are dark bodies.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 29.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 18.
Other Titles: Venus in sole visa.
Responsibility: by Jeremiah Horrocks ; translated with Introduction and notes by Wilbur Applebaum.

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