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Astronomical observations by Peter Fidler and others in "Canada" 1790-1820
JRASC (2009)
  • Peter Broughton
Abstract
Peter Fidler (1769-1822) was a surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company. He made more astronomical observations than anyone else in the Company's employ and used a greater variety of phenomena (occultations, eclipses, and Jupiter's satellites) to find his longitude. His telescopic observations and those of some of his contemporaries are discussed.
Publication Date
August, 2009
Citation Information
Peter Broughton. "Astronomical observations by Peter Fidler and others in "Canada" 1790-1820" JRASC Vol. 103 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_broughton/1/