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Verification and extension of La Caille's arc of meridian at the Cape of Good Hope;

Author: Thomas Maclear, Sir; George Biddell Airy; Great Britain. Admiralty.
Publisher: [London?] 1866.
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Maclear, Thomas, Sir, 1794-1879.
Verification and extension of La Caille's arc of meridian at the Cape of Good Hope.
[London?] 1866
(OCoLC)609219078
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Maclear, Sir; George Biddell Airy; Great Britain. Admiralty.
OCLC Number: 11949612
Notes: Advertisement by the editor signed: G.B. Airy.
Credits: Edited by G.B. Airy.
Description: 2 v. illus., 23 pl. (9 fold.) tables. 30 x 24 cm. (v. 2: 32 x 26 cm.)
Contents: I. Identification of La Caille's stations, and comparison of the ancient and modern measures. Description of the modern geodetic and astronomical instruments. Geodetic operations for the extension of the arc. Abstract of the astronomical operations.--II. Astronomical observations in the extension of the arc. Reduction of the observations. Calculation of the amplitude. Elements of the stars observed.
Responsibility: by Sir Thomas Maclear ... Published by order of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty.

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