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Astronomy; or, the true system of the planets demonstrated. Wherein are shewn by instrument, their anomalies, heliocentrick and geocentrick places both in longitude and latitude; their Aphelions, Perihelions, Retrogradations and Elongations, Parallaxes and Distances from the Sun and Earth: With the Method of Computing the Times when Venus and Mercury may be seen in the Sun's Disk. Also the Moon's Phases, and Eclipses of the Luminaries, for any time past, present, or to come. With proper Cuts to each Planet: By which any Person may in a few Hours, and with great Ease, attain to a perfect Knowledge of the Planetary, or Solar System. Likewise The Places of the Heavenly Bodies and Motion of the Earth are not only shewn, but plainly and succinctly demonstrated to the Meanest Capacity, by Short and Easie Rules and New Astronomical Tables. With the Places of 130 Principal Fixed Stars, 33 of which lye in the Moon's Way: Design'd as a Help towards discovering the Longitude at Sea. To which is prefix'd, an alphabetical catalogue of as many terms in astronomy as are most Useful, and necessary to be understood. A Work entirely New, and in a Method hitherto unattempted. By Charles Leadbetter, Teacher of the Mathematicks.

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London : printed for J. Wilcox in Little Britain; and T. Heath, Mathematical Instrument-Maker, near the Fountain-Tavern in the Strand, MDCCXXVII. [1727]

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[4],viii,[4],120p,plates ; 4⁰.

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ESTC T107162



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