Comet of 1742 Thomas Wright
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Comet of 1742
Diagram showing the geocentric motion of a comet [now designated C/1742/C1] using observations made 24 February-7 March 1742. The figure is headed "A graphical construction of the comet's geocentric motion, determining its mean perigaeum" [perigee] Figure appended to a letter, Thomas Wright, St. James's, 7 April 1742, to the Honourable Mr. Yorke. Signed lower right "Thos. Wright". Thomas Wright was proposed as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1735, but was not elected.
Original: ink on paper. 1742
- Image reference: RS-10403
- The Royal Society
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