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Reference numberPT/12/23
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'Astronomical observations and experiments, selected for the purpose of ascertaining the relative distances of clusters of stars, and of investigating how far the power of our telescopes may be expected to reach into space when directed to ambiguous celestial objects' by Sir Wm [William] Herschel
Date[1818]
Description28 manuscript pages and two plates showing an arrangement of stars in a celestial globe and diagrams for finding azimuths and distances of stars.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Astronomical observations and experiments, selected for the purpose of ascertaining the relative distances of clusters of stars, and of investigating how far the power of our telescopes may be expected to reach into space, when directed to ambiguous celestial objects'.

Written by Herschel in Slough near Windsor. Read 11 June 1818.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 2, 1833.
Extent30p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0092
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1818.0025
Related records in the cataloguePT/12/23/1
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8060Herschel; Sir; William (1738 - 1822); astronomer1738 - 1822
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