Reference numberPP/13/22
Previous numbersPP/45/25
TitlePaper, 'On the spectra of meteor-swarms (group III)' by J [Joseph] Norman Lockyer
DescriptionLockyer: 'Up to the present time the prevailing idea has been that nebulae stars, and comets represent different orders of bodies in the cosmos, and all classifications have proceeded on the assumption not only that these bodies are variously constituted but that in the case of “stars” all are becoming cooler. In a paper communicated to the Royal Society in 1865, Dr Huggins writes: “My observations, far as they extend at present, seem to be in favour of the opinion the nebulae which give a gaseous spectrum are systems possessing a structure and a purpose in relation to the universe, altogether distinct and of another order from the great group of cosmical bodies to which our sun and the fixed stars belong.” With regard to the most generally accepted classification of stars, that of Vogel, Dunér (“Étoiles à Spectres de la 3me Classe”) writes, “Selon la théorie il faudra que tôt ou tard toutes les étoiles de la première classe deviennent de la seconde, et celles-ci de la troisième.”'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 14 February 1889. Read 28 February 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the spectra of meteor-swarms (group III)'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1888.0103
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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