The Catalogue of Stars of the British Association for the Advancement of Science;: Containing the Mean Right Ascensions and North Polar Distances of Eight Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy-seven Fixed Stars, Reduced to January 1, 1850: Together with Their Annual Precessions, Secular Variations and Proper Motions, as Well as the Logarithmic Constants for Computing Precession, Aberration and Nutation. With a Preface Explanatory of Their Construction and Application, Part 83

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Richard and John E. Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street., 1845 - Stars - 444 pages
 

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Page 2 - Nautica, since it contains four of Ptolemy's stars that are placed by him in the mast of the ship. 6░. That the original constellation Argo, on account of its great magnitude and the subdivisions here proposed, be carefully revised in respect of lettering, in the following manner : — First, In order to preserve the present nomenclature of the principal stars, all the stars in Argo (that is, in the general constellation, regarded as including the subdivisions above-mentioned) indicated by Greek...
Page 1 - By Sir JFW Herschel, Bart. The idea, originally proposed of entirely re-modelling the southern constellations, has (after very mature consideration and much discussion, and after consulting the opinions of some of the most eminent continental astronomers, which have been found very adverse to the idea of so decided a change) been laid aside ; at least in so far as regards the new catalogue of stars, now printing under the authority of the British Association. It is conceived, however, that if the...

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