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On this day ...
11 June 1769

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Observation of the Transit of Venus

CALCULATION of the TRANSIT.        
        8 no Error.
Sun's Meridian Altitude on the 2d of June   50 7
  3d ditto   49 59

      June the 3d, 1769 Error of 16    
H. M. S. Sun's Altitude before the first external Contact. D. M. | H. M. S. Sun's Altitude. D. M.
                         
8 48 9 First Set. 28 42 | 2 45 18 First Set. 32 47
  50 10   29 5 |   46 31   32 34
  51 41   29 21 |   47 35   32 22
                         
8 53 19 Second Set. 29 36 | 2 48 39 Second Set. 32 12
  55 7   29 57 |   49 44   31 56
  56 19   30 13 |   50 33   31 49
                         
8 57 36 Third Set. 30 27 | 2 51 33 Third Set. 31 39
  58 37   30 37 |   52 28   31 29
  59 44   30 47 |   53 35   31 16
      Before the first Internal Contact.     |       Before the second external contact.    
                         
9 25 48 First Set. 35 20 | 3 13 39 First Set. 27 35
  27 46   35 34 |   14 36   27 24
  28 23   35 47 |   15 35   17 14
                         
9 29 15 Second Set. 35 55 | 3 16 33 Second Set. 27 3
  29 46   36 2 |   7 25   26 53
  30 29   36 9 |   18 19   26 43
                         
9 31 13 Third Set. 36 13 | 3 19 14 Third Set. 26 34
  32 4   36 23 |   20 14   26 21
  32 43   36 29 |   21 1   26 12
      After the first Internal Contact.     |       After the second external contact.    
                         
9 42 56 First Set. 38 9 | 3 32 3   24 5
  43 52   38 25 |   33 14   23 51
  45 25   38 31 |   34 32   23 36
                         
9 46 32 Second Set. 38 42 | 3 35 31 Second Set. 23 25
  47 59   38 54 |   36 33   23 11
  49 27   39 8 |   37 30   23  
                         
9 50 27 Third Set. 39 17 | 3 38 29 Third Set. 22 55
  51 9   39 25 |   39 58   22 31
  52 6   39 32 |   41 5   22 21





  ' '' ''' | Altitude in the Morning.
2d internal Contact 0 23 10 |              
1st external       | Time H. M. S.   D. M.
1 st internal 0 39 30 |   7 42 29 Sun's Altitude 15 51
2d ditto 3 10 57 |   0 45 26   16 25
2d external 3 29 58 |   0 46 38   16 40


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