Reference numberPP/14/12
Previous numbersPP/46/12
TitlePaper, 'On the limit of solar and stellar light in the ultra-violet part of the spectrum' by William Huggins
DescriptionHuggins writes: 'It has been long known that the solar spectrum stops abruptly, but not quite suddenly, at the ultra-violet end, and much sooner than the spectra of many terrestrial sources of light. The observations of Cornu, of Hartley, and, quite recently, of Liveing and Dewar, appear to show that the definite absorption to which the very rapid extinction of the solar spectrum is due, has its seat in the Earth’s atmosphere, and not in that of the Sun; and that, consequently, all ex-terrestrial light should be cut off at the same place in the spectrum.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy / Optics

Received 28 March 1889. Read 4 April 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the limit of solar and stellar light in the ultra-violet part of the spectrum'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0020
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA1468Liveing; George Downing (1827 - 1924)1827 - 1924
NA5870Dewar; Sir; James (1842 - 1923)1842 - 1923
NA1566Cornu; Alfred Marie (1841 - 1902)1841 - 1902
NA6669Hartley; Sir; Walter Noel (1847 - 1913); chemist1847 - 1913
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