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Italian astronomical manuscripts : mss., [ca. 1729-1759]
BANC MSS 94/206 z
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Italian astronomical manuscripts : mss., [ca. 1729-1759]
Instruzione astronomiche


Collection of 7 unpublished anonymous working notes in manuscript by two or more advanced students following a university course in astronomy. The course was probably given at Bologna, Italy, and based on the works of the Cassini family.
Collection of completed examples of solar and lunar eclipses: Propositio ad definiendam solarium defectuum phases (1 p., folio); Lunarium deliquiorum phases definire, prima methodus grafica per regulam et circinum (3 p., folio, with 1 illustration); Dato tempora syzigiae media... (1 p., folio) with Dato quod proxima tempora syzigiae verae...
Tabula aequationis Solis eius semidiametri... (2 p., folio). A universal table of solar equations.
Metodo per calcolare su la figura li occultationi delle stelle dalla luna (7 p., folio, and 1 p. diagram).
Calculus longitudinus et latitudinis... (11 p., 4to.). A set of calculations for latitudes and longitudes of the Moon, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter for the year 1759, employing tables of Cassini.
Dell'inequalita de giorno naturali in generale (8 p., folio). A paper on the regulation of clocks.
Ex tabulis Cassinianis (17 p., folio). Extracts from Cassini's tables for Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Mercury, including the corrections by Giacomo Filippo Maraldi.
Instruzione intorno la forma e l'uso della Tavole Astronomische... (166 p. with 6 folding plates). A university level textbook on how to manipulate planetary tables, taking those of Cassini as a model.


1729 (issued)


Cassini, Jacques -- 1677-1756
Astronomy -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- History


Included in: History of science and technology collection.
In Italian and Latin.

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7 items.




BANC MSS 94/206 z