Reference numberPP/14/33
Previous numbersPP/46/35
TitlePaper, 'On the cause of variability in condensing swarms of meteorites' by Joseph Norman Lockyer
DescriptionLockyer writes: 'One of the general conclusions I arrived at in my paper on “Researches on the spectra of meteorites” [see PP/11/5] was as follows:—“Most of the variable stars which have been observed belong to those classes of bodies which I now suggest are uncondensed meteor-swarms, or condensed stars in which a central more or less solid condensed mass exists. In some of those having regular periods the variation would seem to be partly due to swarms of meteorites moving round a bright or dark body, the maximum light occurring at periastron.” And again in 1888, referring to the former class, I added, “If the views I have put forward are true, the objects now under consideration are those in the heavens which are least condensed.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 27 June 1889. Read 21 November 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the cause of variability in condensing swarms of meteorites'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0050
Related records in the cataloguePP/11/5
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NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
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