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Halley, Edmond (1656-1742)
Tabulae astronomicae.
Londini : Apud Gulielmum Innys, 1749.

Image from Halley's Tabulae astronomicae

Another image from Halley's Tabulae astronomicae

Edmond Halley of Halley's Comet fame became Astronomer Royal in 1719. An admirer of Newton he was instrumental in getting the Principia into print. These posthumously published tables are important for the manner in which they employed Newton's rules for calculating the position of the moon and Flamsteed's planetary observations. The planetary tables continued to be in use until the 1790s.

Another image from Halley's Tabulae astronomicae

This particular table shows conjuctions between the moon with the sun for the period in question.

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