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Kapteyn

[kahp-tahyn]
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  1. Ja·co·bus Cor·ne·lis [yah-koh-bys kawr-ney-lis] /yɑˈkoʊ büs kɔrˈneɪ lɪs/, 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