Reference numberRR/16/325
TitleReferee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'Fifth & sixth catalogues of the comparative brightness of the stars; in continuation of those printed in the Philosophical Transactions for 1796-1799' by the late Sir William Herschel
Date July 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

The author published a series of four papers (known as a 'catalogue') in Philosophical Transactions on this subject in volumes 86, 87 and 89. Two more papers followed, which were not published at the time - this report focuses on these two previously unpublished papers.

There is no doubt that in completion of the 'catalogue' already printed in the Philosophical Transactions, these observations should be available for reference. Probably the scientific case would be met if these manuscripts were bound and placed for reference in the Society's library, and notice of them printed in Proceedings. The number of persons likely to consult these catalogues is so very small that it is a question whether it is desirable to spend the Society's funds, which are not too ample, upon printing them. On the other hand the expense would not be great and reasons from sentiment are strong in favour of printing. The Astronomer Royal and Professor Turner should be consulted.

[Posthumously published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 29 July 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1906.0012
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA8060Herschel; Sir; William (1738 - 1822); astronomer1738 - 1822
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