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Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Nouvelle ... geometrique et divers les trouver les apoges, les excentricites, et les anomalies du mouvement des planetes per M Cassini, c1700

Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [9]
Scope and Contents A transcription of a 1669 article by Jean Domenique Cassini in the Journal des Scavans. This is Cassini's much-examined method of determining a planet's position in an elliptical orbit.
Dates: c1700

Observ: Eclipsos Lunaris Oxon 19 Octr 1697 et [Mercury] in [the Sun] 24 Oct 1697, October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [28]
Scope and Contents Two straightforward records of planetary eclipses, but meant, on palaeographic evidence, to be kept with a draft and a fair copy of a subsequent Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society article [Vol. XXIV, No. 293, for September-October 1704, p1704] about the Cassini curve, a model of how a periodic comet probably orbits. Folding and fading of these documents suggest that they were inserted not long after David Gregory generated his index of Quarto A (which he drew up around 1700)....
Dates: October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

Observatio Eclipsis lunaris Oxonii, May 1696

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [1]
Scope and Contents Tabulated observational data of the 1696 lunar eclipse which Gregory watched from Oxford.
Dates: May 1696

On Cassini's orbit, 10 September 1704

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [050]
Scope and Contents A draft, on the eve of the publication of the Astronomiae, of a discussion in proposition 8 of Cassini's orbit, an apparent compromise between the true and approximate systems.
Dates: 10 September 1704

Or Ms 93: معراج التوحید Mi'rāj al-Tawḥīd, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 93
Scope and Contents A treatise in verse on the knowledge of the stars with a commentary upon the same in prose, by Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān b. Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d. 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.) The author in the introduction states that he was requested on his return from Europe by a friend to write his latest observations in the science of astronomy; the present treatise was accordingly compiled after a labour of two months in 1219 A.H. (1804 C.E.), and dedicated to Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.

Or Ms 260: رساله درعلمِ نجوم Risālah dar ‘ilm-i nujūm, undated

Identifier: Or Ms 260
Scope and Contents A treatise on astronomy; neither preface nor author's name is given. Numerous tables in red ink.
Dates: undated

Or Ms 417: تسهیل زیج محمّدشاهی Tashīl-i Zīj-i Muḥammad-shāhī, undated (original text compiled 17-18th Cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 417
Scope and Contents Explanations of the astronomical tables of Muḥammad Shāh (drawn up in the reign of the Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, 1131-1161 A.H., 1719-1748 C.E.) by Bin ‘Azīm al-Dīn Muḥammad Khān ‘Abdallāh, called Mahārat Khān. He divided his work into a muqaddimah (introduction) and five maqālahs (articles/chapters), of which this copy contains only the first three.A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk...
Dates: undated (original text compiled 17-18th Cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 729: Pocket Ruzname (almanac) of Şeyh Vefa, c. 1091 A.H., c. 1680 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 729
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a copy of the perpetual calendar traditionally known as the Ruzname ("almanac") of Şeyh Vefa. It is comprised mainly of tables for calendar conversion with instructions in Ottoman Turkish (in Arabic script). The volume contains eight coloured discs, one of which marks the qibla, or the direction towards the Kaaba in the Sacred Mosque in Mecca (pictured at the centre of the disc). Two of the other discs are volvelles, i.e., rotating...
Dates: c. 1091 A.H.; c. 1680 C.E.

Oratio de transitu lucis a [Jupiter] ad [Saturn], 1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [193]
Scope and Contents Edinburgh graduation speech, in Gregory's hand, of one William Cooper, concerning light rays passing close by Jupiter and Saturn.
Dates: 1690

Orbita Planetaria Cassiniana ab Auctore missa 1699, 1699

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [116]
Scope and Contents Jacque Cassini met Gregory in Oxford in March 1699, and gave him this writeup of his father Jean Dominique's famous 1693 planetary orbit. This was the first Gregory had seen of it, and his excited notes append the foot of the document.
Dates: 1699