Reference numberPP/17/1/1
Previous numbersPP/49/2
TitleManuscript, 'On [Charles] Wolf and [Georges] Rayet's bright-line stars in Cygnus' by William Huggins and Margaret Lindsay Huggins
DescriptionThe authors write: 'In 1867 MM. Wolf and Rayet discovered at the Paris Observatory three small stars in Cygnus, which in the spectroscope showed several bright lines upon a continuous spectrum. All three stars have a very bright band in the blue part of the spectrum. These stars are: –B. D. + 35°, No. 4001. B. D. + 35°, No. 4013. B. D. + 36°, No. 3956.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes one page of spectrum diagrams.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 25 November 1890. Read 11 December 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 49 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On Wolf and Rayet's bright-line stars in Cygnus'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1890.0063
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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