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Italian astronomical manuscripts : mss., [ca. 1729-1759] 
Physical Description: 
7 items. 
Bancroft BANC MSS 94/206 z;
Non-circulating; may be used only in The Bancroft Library.
Collection Name: 
History of Science and Technology Collection 
Scope and Content: 
Collection of 7 unpublished anonymous working notes in manuscript by two or more advanced students following a university course in astronomy.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. I : 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... II : Tabula aequationis Solis eius semidiametri... (2 p., folio). A universal table of solar equations. III : Metodo per calcolare su la figura li occultationi delle stelle dalla luna (7 p., folio, and 1 p. diagram). IV : 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. V : Dell'inequalita de giorno naturali in generale (8 p., folio). A paper on the regulation of clocks. VI : Ex tabulis Cassinianis (17 p., folio). Extracts from Cassini's tables for Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Mercury, including the corrections by Giacomo Filippo Maraldi. VII : 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. 
Included in: History of science and technology collection. 
Media Type: 
  • Collection
  • Diagrams
  • Notes
  • Papers, articles, manuscripts, writings
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