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ST. HELENA, EDMOND HALLEY, THE DISCOVERY OF STELLAR PROPER MOTION, AND THE MYSTERY OF ALDEBARAN

@inproceedings{Brandt2010STHE,
  title={ST. HELENA, EDMOND HALLEY, THE DISCOVERY OF STELLAR PROPER MOTION, AND THE MYSTERY OF ALDEBARAN},
  author={J. Brandt},
  year={2010}
}
St. Helena was the location of Halley's observatory in 1677-1678. The site has been identified and I report on a visit in November 2006. The principal use of the observatory was to accurately map the stars of the southern sky. In the summary of his work, the Catalogus Stellarum Australium , Halley noted evidence for the "… mutability of the fixed Stars." He would not return to this subject until much later in his career. Halley later compared contemporary positions of Arcturus, Sirius, and… Expand
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