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The Novi Vinodol Astronomic and Trigonometric Point

Miljenko Lapaine


The paper gives a historical account of how the Novi Vinodol astronomic point was created – a point which has been maintained until the present day as a second class trigonometric point. It is the end point of a chain of triangles set up in the early 20th century to establish the halfway parallel, i.e. the parallel corresponding to 45° latitude. The geometric and astronomic works were conceived and led by General Stevan P. Bošković, Director of the Military-Geographic Institute in Belgrade.


Novi Vinodol; astronomic point; trigonometric point; Military-Geographic Institute

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