Determinations of the difference in longitude between the Greenwich and Paris Observatories and beween Greenwich and elsewhere


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Over the years, numerous different determinations were made of the difference in longitude between Greenwich and Paris and Greenwich and elsewhere. At present, this is very much a holding page where information is being collated as time allows prior to a more comprehensive write up.


The Greenwich - Paris longitude deterrminations

1825: Determination by John Herschel using chronometers and rocket flares

1837: Determination by Edward J Dent using 12 chronometers (MNRAS, Vol. 4, p.101-102 (1838) & MNRAS (full account})