XII. An account of the trigonometrical operation, whereby the distance between the meridians of the Royal Observatories of Greenwich and Paris has been determined

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  title={XII. An account of the trigonometrical operation, whereby the distance between the meridians of the Royal Observatories of Greenwich and Paris has been determined},
  author={William Roy},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={111 - 614}
}
  • William Roy
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The trigonometrical operation which becomes the subject of the present Paper, had is commencement, as will be remembered, in the measurement of a base on Hounslow Heath in 1784, an account of which was given to the Royal Society in the following year. On the completion of that first part of the business, it was little expected, that nearly three full years would have elapsed before, even in this country, an instrument could be obtained for taking the angles! In the spring of 1787, there were… Expand
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