Reference numberPP/13/25
Previous numbersPP/45/28
TitlePaper, 'On the wave-length of the principal line in the spectrum of the Aurora' by William Huggins
DescriptionHuggins writes 'Notwithstanding the large number of determinations by different observers, since Ångström in 1867, of the wave-length of the prin­cipal (and frequently the only) line in the spectrum of the Aurora, this value has not yet been accepted as definitely fixed with the degree of accuracy which is required for a final inquiry into its chemical origin.'.

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 19 February 1889. Read 7 March 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the wave-length of the principal line in the spectrum of the Aurora'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1888.0107
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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