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Reference numberRBO/21/48
Alternative reference numberRBO.21.263
LevelItem
TitleAccount of a tract by J Weidler on the parhelia (mock suns) witnessed at Wittemberg
Date1738
DescriptionAccount drawn up by Thomas Stack
Tract divided into 17 sections
Parhelia witnessed in January 1736
Greater detail given about sections 15-17
15th section - Weidler refutes Huygens' method of accounting the halo
16th section - Weidler gives his views about parhelia
17th section - explains the appearance of an inverted iris
Appendix - account of the red lights seen on 5 December 1737
Read to the Royal Society on 22 March 1738
LanguageEnglish
Extent7 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6780Weidler; Johann Friedrich (? 1691 - 1755); mathematician and astronomer? 1691 - 1755
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