Reference numberPP/24/24
Previous numbersPP/56/25
TitlePaper, 'The spectrum changes in β Lyrae. Preliminary note' by Norman Lockyer
DescriptionLockyer writes: 'The spectrum of this well known variable star was first investigated photographically by Professor Pickering, at Harvard College Observatory, and a preliminary account of the results was published in 1891. Dark and bright lines were found to be associated in the spectrum, and further, the bright lines were found to change their positions with respect to the corresponding dark ones according to the interval of time which had elapsed since the preceding minimum.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 13 June 1894 / 15 June 1894. Read 21 June 1894.

A version of this paper was published in volume 56 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The spectrum changes in β Lyræ. Preliminary note'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1894.0111
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
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