Record

Reference numberAP/11/11
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished letter, 'A short account of some appearances in the moon on the 24th April, 1822' from Henry Lawson to George Dollond
Date25 April 1822
DescriptionLawson describes his observations of the dark part of the moon through a telescope on 24 April 1822. He perceived a 'luminous appearance' that switched numerous times between being hazy and bright like a star over a half-hour period.

Subject: Astronomy

Written by Lawson at Crooms Hill [Greenwich, London] and addressed to Dollond at Saint Pauls [Church Yard, London]. Read to the Royal Society on 2 May 1822.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA3716Dollond; George (1774 - 1852)1774 - 1852
NA5420Lawson; Henry (1774 - 1855)1774 - 1855
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