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  • Beyond the introduction of the spider line it is unnecessary to mention the various steps by which the Gascoigne micrometer assumed the modern forms now in use, or to describe in detail the suggestions of Hooke, 4 Wren, Smeaton, Cassini, Bradley, Maskelyne, Herschel, Arago, Pearson, Bessel, Struve, Dawes, &c., or the successive productions of the great artists Ramsden, Troughton, Fraunhofer, Ertel, Simms, Cooke, Grubb, Clarke and Repsold.
  • Sir William Herschel was the first astronomer who measured position angles; the instrument he employed is described in Phil.
  • Herschel writes:- " I have in vain attempted to find lines sufficiently thin to extend them across the centres of the stars, so that their thickness might be neglected."
  • 5 Herschel and South (Phil.
  • Herschel being senior), was elected fellow of his college in 1814, became assistant tutor in 1815 and full tutor in 1823.

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