Reference numberL&P/12/85
TitlePaper, 'Experiments to determine how far telescopes will enable one to determine very small angles' by William Herschel
Date1 December 1804
DescriptionContains plate.

Subject: Scientific instruments/Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Experiments for ascertaining how far telescopes will enable us to determine very small angles, and to distinguish the real from the spurious diameters of celestial and terrestrial objects: with an application of the result of these experiments to a series of observations on the nature and magnitude of Mr. Harding's lately discovered star'

Read 6 December 1804
Physical descriptionInk on paper and plate
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1805.0004
Related records in the catalogueL&P/12/85/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8060Herschel; Sir; William (1738 - 1822); astronomer1738 - 1822
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView