A Compendious Treatise on the Use of the Globes, and of Maps: Compiled from the Works of Keith, Ferguson, Adams, Hutton, Bryan, Goldsmith, and Other Eminent Authors : Being a Plain and Comprehensive Introduction to the Practical Knowledge of Geography and Astronomy ...

J.W. Burditt and Company and W. Wells, 1812 - 183 σελίδες

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 Altitude of an object in the heavens 18 Amphiscii 31
 Bay 46 Cartesian system 177

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Σελίδα 52 - In this case, it is obvious that the plane of the circle of illumination would be perpendicular to a line drawn from the centre of the sun to the centre of the earth...
Σελίδα 128 - Elevate the globe to so many degrees above the horizon as are equal to the latitude of the place...
Σελίδα 37 - The PRIME VERTICAL is that azimuth circle which passes through the east and west points of the horizon, and is always at right angles...
Σελίδα 168 - Problem 12 : ihen elevate the pole as many degrees above the horizon as are equal to the latitude of that place, and bring it to the brass meridian ; so will it then be the zenith or centre of the horizon.
Σελίδα 136 - Pisces to the eastern edge of the horizon, and set the index to 12 ; turn the globe westward till the other marks successively come to the horizon, and observe the hours passed over by the index ; the intervals of time between the marks coming to the horizon will show the diurnal difference of time between the moon's rising.
Σελίδα 168 - Find the longitude of the given place on the equator, bring it to that part of the brass meridian which is numbered from the equator towards the poles ; and then, under the given latitude, on the brass meridian, you will find the place required.
Σελίδα 88 - Bring the given place to that part of the brass meridian which is numbered from the north pole towards the equator, and observe its distance in degrees from the pole ; count the same number of degrees on the brass meridian from the equator towards the...
Σελίδα 155 - Rectify the globe for the latitude of the place, find the sun's place in the ecliptic and bring it to the brass meridian, and set the index of the hour circle to 12. Turn the globe westward till the sun's place comes to the...
Σελίδα 157 - LXV.) ; bring this place to that part of the brass meridian which is numbered from the equinoctial towards the poles, and observe the degree above it ; for all places on the earth having that latitude will have the moon vertical (or nearly so) when she comes to their respective meridians.