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Additional and corrected elements for the transit of Venus, December 9th, 1874 : with notes for reducing the effects of irradiation, and errors from observations made in the plane of the meridian, etc, etc.

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Abbott, Francis (1874) Additional and corrected elements for the transit of Venus, December 9th, 1874 : with notes for reducing the effects of irradiation, and errors from observations made in the plane of the meridian, etc, etc. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 37-41.

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Abstract

The exact moment of contact is a little doubtful; it dedepends on the real size of Venus, as well as on her motions, the size being necessarily a matter of estimation, and the motion of Venus, although well determined, will be, if necessary, corrected by the observations during the transit; so that the circumstances of the transit will not be appreciably affected, even though there should be a minute or two of error.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 37-41
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 02:44
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15274
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