With the object of testing the capabilities of the method, he took for his first essay the well-known star 61 Cygni, and his results agreed so well with those previously attained that he undertook the systematic measurement of the parallaxes of second-magnitude stars, and published the outcome in the third and fourth volumes of the Publications of the Oxford University Observatory.
Although some lurking errors impaired the authority of the concluded parallaxes this work ranks as a valuable contribution to astronomy, since it showed the possibility of employing photography in such delicate investigations.
Brinkley's imaginary star-parallaxes (Phil.
For stellar parallaxes see Star; the solar parallax is discussed below.
Cassini's new method of parallaxes was inserted in the Ada Eruditorum of Leipzig in 1685.
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