Reference numberPP/16/16/2
Previous numbersPP/48/16
TitlePrinted proofs, 'On the chief line in the spectrum of the nebulae' by J [Joseph] Norman Lockyer
DateDecember 1889 - May 1890
DescriptionTwo printed proofs, labelled 'first stage' and 'third stage' respectively, of Lockyer's paper on the spectrum of the nebulae. Lockyer writes: 'In 1887, reasoning from the spectral phenomena in stars of Vogel’s Class IlIa, which my researches proved to be due to the mixture of bright flutings of carbon and dark flutings of manganese and other substances, I came to the conclusion that these stars could not be stars in the ordinary sense but swarms of bodies separated from each other. I next showed, reasoning again from the spectral phenomena, that these bodies were in all probability meteorites or particles of meteoritic dust.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout including annotations by Herbert Rix.

Subject: Spectroscopy / Astronomy

A version of this paper was published in volume 48 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the chief line in the spectrum of the nebulæ'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1890.0024
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
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