Washington Observations (WO) and
Publications of the U. S. Naval Observatory

Analytical Contents
Compiled by Dr. Steven J. Dick

Vol.WO
for
Years
Published
Years
Covered
InstrumentProgramAuthors
Meridian Observations
I1845184618455.5" West Transit[Catalogue of 96 stars]
5" Prime Vertical
4" Mural Circle
II184618511846same, plus[Catalogue of 595 stars]
4.5" Meridian Circle
III184718531847same[Catalogue of 642 stars]
IV184818561848same[Catalogue of 577 stars]
V1849-18591849-50same[Catalogue of 390 stars] 2 years
   50
VI1851-[1867]1851-52West Transit[Catalogue of 435 stars] 2 years
52Mural Circle
Meridian Circle
VII186118621861West Transit[Catalogue of 1680 stars]
Mural Circle
VIII186218631862West Transit[Catalogue of 2267 stars]
Mural Circle
Meridian Circle
IX186318651863West Transit?[Catalogue of 2879 stars]
Mural Circle
Prime Vertical
X186418661864same[Catalogue of 2517 stars]
XI186518671865same[Catalogue of 2787 stars]
XI,186518678.5"Description of the Transit CircleNewcomb
App. I
XII1866186818668.5" transitCorrections to Star Positions of
circlethe American Ephemeris
Mural Circle
Prime Vertical
XIII186718701867samesame
XIII,186718701862-678.5" and fundamental starsNewcomb
App. IIItransit instr.[from American Ephemeris]
XIV186818711868Transit circleCorrections to Star Positions, etc.
Transit
Mural circle
XV186918721869sameCorrections to Star Positions, etc.
XV,186918721846-49mural circlezones Coffin
App. IIPage
Steedman
XVI187018731870Transit circleCorrections to Star Positions, etc.
Transit
Murial Circle
XVI,187018721870?equatorial fundamentalNewcomb
App IIIstars
XVI187018721846-49meridian transitzonesKeith
App. IVHubbard
Almy
Beecher
Parker
XVII187118731871Transit Circle
Transit
Mural circle
XVII187118731847-49meridian circlezonesMajor
App. IMaynard
Muse
XVII187118721853-1860transit instrumentYarnall
App. IImural circleMajor
Robinson
XVII187118731845-71transit instrumentFirst Washington CatalogueYarnall
App. IIImural circle[10,658 stars]
XVIII187218731872transit circle
mural circle
XVIII18721873Constants and CorrectionsEastman
App. I
XIX187318751873Transit circle
mural circle
XX1874 18771874same
XXI1875same
XXII1876same
XXIII1877same - last mural circle
XXIV1878same
XXV1879same
XXVI1880
XXVII1881
XXVIII1882
XXVIII18821886Flexure of meridian instrumentsHarkness
App. III
XXIX
XXX1884
XXX188418891845-77Washington Catalogue? 3d edYarnall
App. IFrisby
XXXI1885
XXXII1886
XXXIII1887
XXXIV1888
XXXV1889
XXXVI1890
XXXVII1891
XXXVII189218981866-918.5" transitSecond Washington CatalogueEastman
App. Icircle
119001894-999" transitsun, moon, planetsHarkness
circle?misc. starsSkinner
219021894-19019" transitzonesSkinner
circleLittell, King
319031900-19019" transitEros and reference stars Eichelberger
Pt. 2circleLawton
Hammond
3190319009"495 zodiacal starsEichelberger
Pt. 3Lawton
Hammond
319031900-19016"ObservationsUpdegraff
Pt. 4Littell
Lawton
319031882-84prime verticalObservationsIngersoll
Pt. 5Bowman
Taylor
419061900-036" and 9"Sun, moon, planets, misc. starsSkinner
Pt. 1Eichelberger
Harshman
et al.
419061866-918.5"Sun, moon, planets, cometsEastman
Pt. 2
419061901-026" transitStandard and Zodiacal StarsUpdegraaf
Pt. 3circleHammond
Morgan
Frederick
41904 Reduction tables for transit circleEichelberger
Pt. 4
App 2
719111846-5223,000 starsEichelberger
819141898-1907Littell
5" altazimuthHill
Evans
919201903-119"Sun, Moon, Planets andEichelberger
Pt. 14526 Zodiacal StarsMorgan
919151903-089"dittoEichelberger
Pt. 2
919181908-119"dittoLittell
Pt. 3Eichelberger
919181912-139"Sun, Moon, Planets andLittell
Pt. 4196 Clock StarsMorgan
1019261893-1912prime verticalHill
Pt. 1
1119271909-186"Backlund-HoughHammond
Standard StarsWatts
1319331913-269"Sun, moon, planetsMorgan
9, 989 standard and
intermediary stars
1319321921-25prime verticalG. A. Hill
App. IIE. Lamson
1319321894-19229"?Moon onlyMorgan
1419381928-306"3520 zodiacal starsHammond
Pt. 1(1925.0)
1419381932-349"1117 reference starsMorgan
Pt. 2positions and proper motions
1419391916-33vertical circleLittell
Pt. 35" altazimuthRaynsford
Proper Motions of
141939?2916 Intermediary starsMorgan
Pt. 4
15,19481935-459" [final]Sun, planets, 5446 starsMorgan
Pt. 5Scott
1619491925-416"Sun, moon, planets, starsWatts
Pt. 1(W 25 and W50)
1619506"Instrumental DevelopmentWatts
Pt. 2
1619521941-496"Sun, moon, planets, starsWatts
Pt. 3(W250)Scott
Adams
1919641949-566"Sun, moon, planets, starsAdams
Pt. 1(W350)Bestul
Scott
1919681956-626"Sun, moon, planets, starsAdams
Pt. 2(W450)Scott
1919691925-686"moon observationsAdams
Pt. 3Klock
Scott
2319751949-566"proper motions 5965 starsRhynsburger
Pt. 1Gauss
2319801949-566"motions and physicalRhynsburger
Pt. 2properties 1086 cepheidsGauss
2319821963-716"Sun, moon, planets, starsHughes
Pt. 3(W550)D. Scott
Equatorial Observations
II184618519.6"Encke's comet, Biela's comet
Neptune, solar eclipse, occultations
III184718539.6"Neptune, asteroids
IV184818569.6"Encke's comet
V1849-18599.6"Comets, asteroids, Mars
1850
VI1851-1867?9.6"Comets, asteroids, Mars, Venus
1852
VII18611862?9.6"Comet, asteroids
VIII186218639.6"Comet II, 1862
IX186318659.6"
X18641866
XI18651867
XII186618689.6"Comet, asteroids
XIII18671870
XIII186718701864-709.6"151 stars in PraesepeHall
App. IV
XIV18681871
XV18691872
XVI18701873
XVII18711873
XVIII18721874
XIX187318751874-7526-inchUranian and Neptunian systemsNewcomb
App. I
XXIII18771881NA26-inchObjective lens and micrometersHolden
App. I
XXIII187718811875-8026-inchObservation of Double StarsHall
App. VI
XXIV1878188226-inchCentral Parts of the Orion NebulaHolden
App. I
XXV187918821880-8126-inchParallax of alpha Lyra and 61 CygniHall
App. I
XXVII188118851875-7626-inchOrbits of Oberon and TitaniaHall
App. I1881-84(outer satellites of Uranus)
XXVII188118851875-7626-inchSatellite of NeptuneHall
App. II
XXVIII188218851881-8426-inchOrbit of IapetusHall
App. I(outer satellite of Saturn)
XXIX188318861875-8426-inchSix inner Satellites of SaturnHall
App. I
XXIX188318861883-8626-inchObservations for stellar parallaxHall
App. II
XXXI188518891875-8926-inchSaturn and its Ring, 1875-89Hall
App. II
XXXIV188818921880-9126-inchObservations of Double StarsHall
App. IPart II, 1880-91
New Series
3, pt. 119031900-0126-inchobservations of ErosSee
4, pt. 41905reduction tables for Equatorial
619111893-190726", 12"Brown
See, Skinner
12, pt. 119291908-26A. Hall
12, pt. 219291912-24photographic
equatorial
15, pt. 419471928-4426"double starsBurton
Lyons
Raynsford
Wylie
Browne
Smith
17, pt. 219541945-4826"double starsLyons
Wylie
17, pt. 319541928-4726"satellitesHall, Jr.
Burton
Lyons
Wylie
Raynsford
Browne
Smith
17, pt. 519561949-5226"double starsMarkowitz
18, pt. 1196326"photographic double starsFranz
Gossner
Josties
Lindenblad
Mikesell
Mintz
Riddle
18, pt. 2A1968Mechanical Improvement of 26"Mikesell
18, pt. 2B1968Optical Properties of 26"
18, pt. 31963Catalogue of Visual Binary OrbitsWorley
18, pt. 4196626"256 Double StarsWalker
18, pt. 51969Photometric magnitudes of D. StarsStrand
18, pt.6196726"1164 Double StarsWorley
18, pt. 7196926"Photographic Double StarsKallarakal
Lindenblad
Josties
Riddle
Miranian
Mintz
Klugh
20, pt. 1197161"61" Astrometric Reflector SystemStrand
20, pt. 2196761"Installation of 61"Hoag
Priser
Riddle
Christy
20, pt. 3A197061"First Catalogue of Trig ParallaxesRiddle
of Faint Stars: Astrometric Results
20, pt. 3B197061"First Catalogue of Trig ParallaxesPriser
Photometric Results
20, pt. 6197261"Second Catalogue of Trig ParallaxesRoutly
22, pt. 11969463 Double StarsWalker
22, pt. 219711343 Double StarsWorley
22, pt. 31972Positions of Bright Minor PlanetsHarrington
Mintz
22, pt. 419721056 Double StarsWorley
22, pt. 51972618 Double StarsWalker
22, pt. 61974Photographic Double StarsJosties
Dahn
Kallarakal
Miranian
Douglass
Christy
Behall
Harrington
24, pt. 1197561"Third Catalogue of Trig Parallaxes Harrington
Dahn
Behall
Priser
Christy, etc.
24, pt. 21976267 Double StarsBehall
24, pt. 31976Fourth Catalogue of Trig ParallaxesDahn
24, pt. 4197861"Fifth Catalogue of Trig ParallaxesHarrington
Dahn
24, pt. 5197826"Photographic Double StarsJosties
Kallarakal
Douglass
Christy
24, pt. 6197826"1980 Double Stars
24, pt. 7198326"Fourth Catalogue of Visual BinaryWorley
Orbits
Solar
III184718531847?sunspotsSestini
App. A
IX186318651862Solar parallax [from Mars]
App. A
XI186518671865?distance to sunNewcomb
App. II
XIII186718691869solar eclipse August 7, 1869
App. II
XV186918711870solar eclipse Dec. 22, 1870
App. I
XXII187618801878solar eclipseJuly 29, 1878
App. III1880January 11, 1880
XXVIII188218851885solar eclipse March 15-16, 1885A. Brown
App. II(annular)
4, pt. 41905solar eclipse May 28, 1900
App. 1May 17, 1901
10, pt. 21924solar eclipseAug. 31, 1905
June 8, 1918
Sept. 10, 1923
131930solar eclipse Jan 24, 1925
App. 3Jan 14, 1926
9 May, 1929
Time/Longitude
VIII186218631846-60Longitude of Washington
X186418661861-64Latitude and Longitude of USNONewcomb
App.
XIII186718701868Longitude difference: Washington and HavanaHarkness
App. I
XVI187018721870Longitude difference: Washington and St. LouisHarkness
App. I
XVIII187218741871Longitude difference: Washington and DetroitEastman
App. IICarlin, Nevada
Austin, Nevada
XX187418761874Longitude difference: Washington and Ogden, UtahEastman
App. II
XXI187518781875Longitude difference: USNO and Sayre Obsy (Lehigh) Eastman
XXI18751878Chronometer ratesDavis, Jr.
App. III
XXIII187718801877Longitude of Cincinnati ObservatoryEastman
App. IV
XXIII187718811880Longitude of Morrison ObservatoryEastman
App. VPritchett
XXIV187818811879Longitude of Observatory of John C. GreenPaul
App. IISchool of ScienceYoung
XXIX188318861884Chronometer TrialsSupt.
App. III1886
4, pt. 41905The Present Use of Standard TimeHayden
App. 4
9, pt. 419161913-14Longitude Difference: Washington and Paris
App. 1
12, pt. 419291926World Longitude Operation of 1926Littell
Hammond
Watts
Sollenberger
14, pt. 519381933World Longitude Operation of 1933Watts
Sollenberger
Willis
Meteorological
XII186618681842-67Meteorological Obsns at USNO
App. I
1873-82see individual volumes
XXXIII188718911883-87Meteorological Obsns at USNOEastman
App. III
1888-92see individual volumes
519031893-1902Meteorological Obsns and Results
Astrophysics/Photometry
17, pt. 1195040"Polarization of Light in the GalaxyHall
Mikesell
17, pt. 4195540"Scintillation of StarlightMikesell
17, pt. 6195840"Polarization of StarlightHall
17, pt. 71961Photometry of Stars in GalacticHoag
Cluster FieldsHohnson
Iriate
Mitchell
Hullman?
Sharpless
20, pt. 41971Optical Study of Nearby GalaxiesAbles
20, pt. 51972Calorimetric measures of stars onKron
the six-color system of StebbinsGuetter
and Whitford
20, pt. 71974UBV Sequences in Selected AreasPriser
211968Photoelectric CatalogueBlanco
Demers
Douglass
Fitzgerald
Miscellaneous
I18451846[Report on Observatory Activities]Maury
App.
II184618511846NeptuneMaury
AppThe Electro-Chronograph
Wind and Current Charts
III184718531850-51Obsns on the Mississippi RiverMarr
App. B
III184718471853Tables for reduction
App.
IX186318651862Solar parallaxHall
App. A
IX18631865Orbit of Nemausa
App. B
XI18651867Explanation of the Seal of the USNODavis
Introd.
XI18651867Investigation of the Distance of SunNewcomb
App. II
XIV186818701850-524.5" transitCatalogue of 1963 StarsGilliss
App. Icircleand 290 Double StarsHarkness
observed in Chile
XVI1870187218713" w spectr.Encke's cometHarkness
App. II9.6" w filarHall
XVII18711873Founding and Progress of USNONourse
XX18741876Instruments and Publications, USNOYarnall
Nourse
Eastman
Holden
XXI18751878Researches on Motion of the MoonNewcomb
App. II
XXI18761879Subject Index to Publications, USNO Holden
App. I
XXI18761879Transit of Mercury, May 5-6, 1878
App. II
XXIII18771881Multiple Star zeta 748
App. II
XXIII187718811877Value of Solar parallax from Mars Eastman
App. III
XXV187918821877Semi-Diameter of Moon fromPaul
App. II1879Occultations of Pleiades
XXVI188018831882Observations of Comet of 1882Winlock
App. I
XXXI18851889International AstrophotographicWinterhalter
App. ICongress
XXXI18851891Solar Parallax and Related ConstantsHarkness
App. III
XXXII18861890Magnetic ObservationsHoogewerff
App. I
XXXIII18871891Magnetic Observatories of EuropeMarsh
App. I
XXXIII188718911890Magnetic ObservationsHoogewerff
App. II
XXXIV188818921891Magnetic ObservationsHoogewerff
App. II
XXXV188918931892Magnetic ObservationsS. J. Brown
App. I
XXXVI189018951849-52Southern Stars (Santiago, Chile)Gilliss
App. I
XXXVIII189418951894Magnetic ObservationsMarsh
App. I- full volume never published
61911Misc. Astronomical Papers
App. 1
6, App. 21911Reports on Transit of Mercury
6, App. 31911USNO Publications, 1845-1908Horigan
13, App. 11930Gravity Measuring CruiseMeinesz
Vening?
Wright
15, pt. 11942Comparison of Newcomb's TablesWylie
of Neptune with Observation
1795-1938
15, pt. 219421940Transit of Mercury, Nov 11-12, 1940 Clemence
Whittaker
15, pt. 31947Newcomb's Theory of UranusWylie

* The Washington Observations were not given volume numbers, but were referred to by Washington Observations for a particular year, given here in the second column. For further reference purposes, I have numbered the Washington Observations by roman numerals, while the volumes of the later series, entitled Publications of the U. S. Naval Observatory, are given their original arabic numerals.

For earlier listings, see [M. Yarnall, J. E. Nourse, J. R. Eastman and E. S. Holden,] Instruments and Publications of the United States Naval Observatory, 1845-1876, Appendix I to Washington Observations for 1874 (Washington, 1877), pp. 8-9; E. S. Holden, A Subject-Index to the Publications of the United States Naval Observatory, 1845-1875 , Appendix I to Washington Observations for 1876 (Washington, 1879); William D. Horigan, List of Publications Issued by the United States Naval Observatory, 1845-1908 (Washington, 1911)