Abrégé d'astronomie, [ca. 1712].


Abrégé d'astronomie, [ca. 1712].

This unpublished copy of the 1678 manuscript contains a detailed summary of astronomy from a pre-Newtonian perspective. There are systematic descriptions of planets and stars, distance of planets to the earth, comets, hourly movements of the sun, solar equations, etc. The tables relate to refractions for every place at the horizon, movements of the moon, and other calculations. The plates contain illustrations to the text, one being the moon eclipse of February 13, 1710.

1 v. (221 p.) ; 73 tables ; 7 plates.

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Cassini, Giovanni Domenico, 1625-1712

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First director of the Paris Observatory, 1671-1712. From the description of Les observations de l'equinoxe du printêms de cette année 1703. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122528262 Jean-Dominique (aka. Giovanni Domenico) Cassini worked as a French astronomer. From the guide to the Abrégé d'astronomie, 1678-1712, 1678-1712, (American Philosophical Society) Jean-Dominique (aka. Giovanni Domenico) Cassini was a French astronomer...