Investigation of corrections to the Greenwich planetary observations from 1762 to 1830

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Bureau of Navigation, Navy Dept. , [Washington
Planets -- Observat
Statementprepared for the office of the American ephemeris, by Truman Henry Safford.
SeriesAstronomical papers prepared for the use of the American ephemeris and nautical almanac -- v.2, pt. 2
ContributionsUnited States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
LC ClassificationsQB3 .U6, QB369 .G819
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 49-105.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22946864M
LC Control Number06001336

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