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  • The odds against the coincidence were astronomical, until I considered the facts.
  • Die Hauptsatze der Astronomie (1836), Die Elemente der Mechanik des Himmels (1843), may be noted amongst his other purely astronomical publications.
  • Before the invention of the telescope the accuracy of astronomical observations was necessarily limited by the angle that could be distinguished by the naked eye.
  • 146) that the probable error of these measures amounted to about 2'.2 The invention of the telescope at once extended the possibilities of accuracy in astronomical measurements.
  • Before astronomical telescopes were mounted parallactically, the measurement of position angles was seldom attempted.

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