|Author:||Seller, John, fl. 1658-1698.|
|Title:||Atlas cælestis containing the systems and theoryes of the planets, the constellations of the starrs, and other phenomina's of the heavens, with neccesary tables relating thereto / collected by John Seller.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Atlas cælestis containing the systems and theoryes of the planets, the constellations of the starrs, and other phenomina's of the heavens, with neccesary tables relating thereto / collected by John Seller.
Seller, John, fl. 1658-1698.
[London: s.n., 1677?]
Engraved illustrated t.p.
Place and date of publication suggested by NUC pre-1956 imprints.
The 56 double plates include both illustrative matter and tables.
Reproduction of original in British Library.
Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
A brief Description of the several Systems, Theories, Schemes, and Tables contained in this Book. Also, a Discourse of the Celestial Bo∣dies, the Sun and Moon, and the rest of the Planets, Fiery-Meteors, Blazing-Stars, and other Pheno∣mena's in the Heavens.
A Description of the System of Ptolomy.
Of the Copernican System.
The order and motion of the Planets in the Co∣pernican System; wherein is shewed the pro∣portion of the Planetary Orbs, according to the latest and most approved Experiments of Learned Astronomers, with some remarkable Observations of the most eminent Phenomena's in the Planetary motions happening therein.
Of the Sun.
Of the Earth.
Of the Moon.
Of the Tychonean System.
CHAP. II. A Description of the several Natures, Quali∣ties, and Substances of the Planets.
Of the Sun.
Of the Moon.
Of the Satellites of Jupiter.
table of planetary magnitudes
CHAP. III. A brief Description of Fiery-Meteors, and Comets.
Of the Tail, Train, or Bush of the Comets.
Of the different shapes, and forms of Comets, and their Tails.
An account of these splendid Enigma's (viz. the Comets) that have appeared to the World, since the Year of our Lord 1600, unto the Year 1679.
Of the fixed Stars.
Of their Substance.
Of their Light.
Of their Colour.
Of their Scintillation.
Of their Number.
Of their Figures.
Of their Magnitude.
The distance of the fixed Stars asserted by the Copernicans.
Of the proper motion of the fixed Stars.
Of the two Hemispheres of the Heavens.
The names of each Constellation, and the number of the Stars in each of them that are observed by the bare Eye, without the help of a Tele∣scope, according to Bayerus, and others.
lists of stars
Of the System of the Ancients.
A Description of the Material Sphere.
The Ʋse of the Table of New and Full Moons.
The Ʋse of the Circular Table, marked at the Corner with the Figure 1.
Of the Prime, or Golden Number.
Of the Cycle of the Sun, and Dominical Letter.
Of the Epact.
Short Rules to find the Golden Number, Domi∣nical Letter, Epact, &c. in short Distichs.
To know if it be Leap-Year, or what Year past.
To find the Dominical, or Sunday Letter.
To find the Golden Number, Cycle of the Sun, and Indiction.
The Prime and Golden Number being given, to find the Epact.
By the 19 Epacts, to find the day of Easter-Limit from the beginning of March inclusively.
Easter-Limit, and the Dominical Letter being given; to find Easter-day.
For the Days of the Months on which the Sun entereth the 12 Signs.
For the Degree of the Sun's Place on any day.
To find the Age of the Moon, or the Day of Her Change.
To find the Hour of the Moons coming to South, and High-Water at London.
The use of the Almanack in Lines, Entituled, (An Almanack shewing the Day of the Month, Suns Place, Right Ascension and Declination for ever.)
As for Example.
To find the Sun's Place.
To find the Suns Right Ascension in Hours.
The Ʋse of the Perpetual Almanack,
The Ʋse of the Tables of the Dominical Letters, and their Application, for finding the day of the Month by the help of the aforesaid Di∣stich.
To find the Day of the Month of the fore-menti∣oned Distich, with the help of the Dominical Letters found in the Table.
By having the Moons Age, to find the time of High Water at London-Bridge.
As for Example.
To find the Moons Southing any day of her Age.
As for Example.
The Ʋse of these Tables for finding the time of the Moons Shining.
To find the Hour of the Night by the shadow of the Moon upon a Sun-Dial, by the help of the Table of the Moons Southing.
The Ʋse of the Table of the Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.
The Ʋse of the Perpetual Table for finding the Break of Day, Suns Rising, Planetary Hours, both by Night and Day in the Latitude of London, every 10th Day in the Month.
The Ʋse of the Table of the Essential Dignities of the Planets.
The Ʋse of the Table of the Planetary or Ʋne∣qual Hours for every Night and Day in the Year.
Of the Properties and Natural Effects of the Seven Planets.
The Ʋse of the Table that sheweth the Altitude of the Sun every hour of the Day, and each day of the Year; with the Rising and Set∣ting of the Sun.
The Description of the Table.
The Ʋses follow.
To find the Altitude of the Sun on any Hour and Day in the Year.
To find the Rising and Setting of the Sun by the same Table.
The Explanation and Ʋse of the Tables of the Suns Right Ascension; and of the Table of the Stars Right Ascension and Declination.
The Explanation of the Tables.
The Ʋse of the Tables.
First, To find the time of the Stars coming upon the Meridian.
Secondly, The time being given, to find what Star will come to the Meridian about the said time.