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Astronomical Observations Made at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Vol. 3

Excerpt from Astronomical Observations Made at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Vol. 3: For the Year 1837 The Royal Observatory at Edinburgh is situate on the Calton Hill, in the north-eastern quarter of the city. From the astronomical Observations detailed in Volume I, its Latitude has been found to be 55 57' North, and from the latest observations, the Longitude appears to be 0h 12m 4350 Of time, or 3 10' 45 Of space West Of the meridian Of Greenwich. From a levelling performed several years ago by james jardine, Esq. Civil Engineer, and a series of Observations Of the tides in the vicinity of Leith, made for the period Of two months under his superintendence, he found, that the upper surface Of the square plinth Of the base Of the central column Of the Observatory is 34916 feet above the mean level Of the sea in the Frith Of Forth at Leith. The oor of the Observatory is 9 inches lower than the surface Of the plinth. In the principal apartment Of the Observatory the Transit Telescope and Mural Circle are placed. It is 44 feet in length from east to west; 22 feet in breadth from north to south; and 11 feet in height; but over each Instrument the ridge Of the sloping roof is 18 feet above the oor. The Transit Telescope occupies the eastern division of the apartment, the Mural Circle the western. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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