Reference numberPP/15/6
Previous numbersPP/47/6
TitlePaper, 'The presence of bright carbon flutings in the spectra of celestial bodies' by Joseph Norman Lockyer
DescriptionLockyer writes: 'One of the chief conclusions arrived at in my former papers was that not only the nebulae but many of the so-called stars are really sparse groups of meteorites, the latter only differing from the former by the fact that they are more condensed. I also pointed out that if this conclusion were correct the spectra of both these classes of bodies should approximate to those of comets, in which carbon radiation is one of the chief features, while their meteoritic nature is generally accepted. Since those papers were written a further inquiry has been made, both by looking through the records of past observations, and by additional observations at Kensington [London] and Westgate [Kent, England], with a view of gaining more information as to the presence or absence of bright carbon flutings in the spectra of nebulae and stars.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 23 November 1889. Read 19 December 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 47 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The presence of bright carbon flutings in the spectra of celestial bodies'.
Physical descriptionInk and coloured pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0065
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
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