## A manual of spherical and practical astronomy: embracing the general problems of spherical astronomy, the special applications to nautical astronomy, and the theory and use of fixed and portable astronomical instruments, with an appendix on the method of least squares |

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aberration accuracy altitude ascension and declination assumed astronomical axis azimuth Bessel celestial sphere centre chronometer clock correction co-ordinates coefficient computed constant Corr corresponding curve deduce denote determine Diff diurnal motion earth eclipse employed Ephemeris epoch equal equations of condition equinox expressed formula geocentric given gives Greenwich Greenwich mean hence horizon horizontal parallax hour angle instant instrument interpolation interval latitude limit logarithms lunar mean meridian method moon nearly noon nutation obtain place of observation plane pole position precession precision prime vertical probable error proper motion quantity radius reckoned reduced refraction result right ascension semidiameter sextant sidereal solar solar eclipse spherical star star's substitute sun's supposed surface taken temperature term tion transit triangle true longitude vernal equinox vertical circle whence zenith distance