Stars of Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in relation to Polaris Thomas Wright
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Stars of Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in relation to Polaris
Star chart featuring a dotted plumb line through the North Star, Polaris, and the relative positions of Beta Draconis, Kochab [Beta Ursae Minoris], "Eliot" [eg Alioth, Epsilon Ursae Majoris] with Beta and Gamma Cassiopeia. From the manuscript copy of "The variation of the polar star determined in observing the hour of the night: or: the nocturnal rectified, designed as a great help to put in practice the theory of the longitude", by Mr T. Wright. Not signed. Royal Society Register Book Original, vol.19 1734-1736, pp.108-111. The paper was read before the Royal Society on 6 March 1734.
Original: ink on paper. 1734
- Image reference: RS-9826
- The Royal Society
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