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Page xviii - An Act for more effectually discovering the longitude at sea, and encouraging attempts to find a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and to approach the North Pole.
Page viii - Purpose by the Lord High Admiral or Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral...
Page xiii - Pounds, to be recovered by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster...
Page xiii - ... to be recovered by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, in any of his majesty's Courts of record...
Page vii - Reward for such Person or Persons as shall discover the Longitude at Sea; and the other in the Twenty sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An 1HAOWIU.
Page 144 - Watch was set, as near as the Going of the Watch can be depended upon. The Equation of Time is computed by taking the...
Page 147 - Satellite is at some Distance from the Body of Jupiter, except near the Opposition of Jupiter to the Sun, when the Satellite approaches nearer to his Body.
Page 205 - GENERAL TABLES for correcting the Apparent Distance of the Moon and a STAR or the Sun from the Effects of Refraction and Parallax, in 276 Sheets in folio.
Page 142 - Longitude serves also to compute the Aberration of the fixed Stars and Planets. The Sun's right Ascension in Time is useful to the practical Astronomer in regular Observatories, who adjusts his Clocks by Sidereal Time. It is also useful to him for converting apparent into sidereal Time ; as suppose that of an Eclipse of Jupiter's Satellites, in order to know at what Time it may be. expected to happen by his Clock : For this Purpose the Sun's right Ascension at the preceding Noon, together with the...
Page vii - Commissioners for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea, and for examining, trying, and judging of all Proposals, Experiments, and Improvements relating to the same: And whereas another Act was passed in the Twentysixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for rendering more effectual the...

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