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Kapteyn

[kahp-tahyn] /kɑpˈtaɪn/
noun
1.
Jacobus Cornelis
[yah-koh-bys kawr-ney-lis] /yɑˈkoʊ büs kɔrˈneɪ lɪs/ (Show IPA),
1851–1922, Dutch astronomer.
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  • Kapteyn considers the catalogue complete to at least the magnitude 9m.2.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  • Such a value of the secular parallax is also called, by Kapteyn, the systematic parallax of the stars.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  • The values of π are generally taken from the table of Kapteyn and Weersma mentioned in the previous chapter.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

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