|Title||Paper, 'On the wave-length of the chief fluting seen in the spectrum of manganese' by J N [Joseph Norman] Lockyer|
|Description||Lockyer writes: 'In a paper communicated to the Royal Society in November, 1887 [see PP/11/5], I pointed out that in the spectra of certain classes of heavenly bodies there are several lines and flutings which occur in the low-temperature spectra of meteorites. In a subsequent paper I gave tables showing further that lines occupying nearly the same position had also been recorded in the spectra of auroræ. The coincidences were really surprising, and I therefore suggested that the spectrum of the aurora might in part be due to particles of meteoric dust in the upper parts of our atmosphere.'|
Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes a diagram of the spectra of manganese, sodium and the aurora line.
Subject: Spectroscopy / Astronomy
Received 6 April 1889. Read 2 May 1889.
A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the wave-length of the chief fluting seen in the spectrum of manganese'.
|Physical description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0004|
|Related records in the catalogue||PP/11/5|
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|NA6349||Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)||1836 - 1920|