Reference numberAP/45/10
TitlePaper, 'On the telescopic appearance of the planet Mars' by John Phillips
DescriptionPhillips explains how 'notwithstanding the descriptions and drawings of Mars, for which we are indebted to eminent observers, there remains much uncertainty as to the permanent boundaries of the bright and shady parts of the planet, to which respectively, on a first view, we attach, perhaps too readily, the idea of land and seas.' He considers several sketches of Mars. Includes two letters, dated 20 January 1863 and 14 February 1863, and a newspaper clipping. Marked on front as '1863 archives. A rewrite of this was published in Proceedings'.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 5 February 1863. Read 12 February 1863.

A version of this paper was published in volume 12 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the telescopic appearance of the planet Mars'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1862.0091
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NA7560Phillips; John (1800 - 1874)1800 - 1874
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