by F. Brünnow
Publisher: Van Nostrand 1865
Number of pages: 559
The celestial sphere and its diurnal motion; On the changes of the fundamental planes to which the places of the stars are referred; Corrections of the observations arising from the position of the observer on the surface of the Earth and from certain properties of light; On the method by which the places of the stars and the values of the constant quantities necessary for their reduction are determined by observations; Determination of the position of the fixed great circles of the celestial sphere with respect to the horizon of a place; On the determination of the dimensions of the Earth and the horizontal parallaxes of the heavenly bodies; Theory of the astronomical instruments.
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