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Paper, 'On a means of discovering the distance of the fixed stars in consequence of a diminution in the velocity of their light' by John Michell

Reference number: L&P/8/48

Date: 26 May 1783

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Contains plate.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'On the means of discovering the distance, magnitude, &c. of the fixed stars, in consequence of the diminution of the velocity of their light, in case such a diminution should be found to take place in any of them, and such other data should be procured from observations, as would be farther necessary for that purpose. By the Rev. John Michell, B.D. F.R.S. In a letter to Henry Cavendish, Esq. F.R.S. and A.S'

Read 27 November 1783

Reference number
L&P/8/48
Earliest possible date
26 May 1783
Physical description
Ink on paper and plate
Page extent
24 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Michell

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John Michell, Paper, 'On a means of discovering the distance of the fixed stars in consequence of a diminution in the velocity of their light' by John Michell, 26 May 1783, L&P/8/48, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_8_48/paper-on-a-means-of-discovering-the-distance-of-the-fixed-stars-in-consequence-of-a-diminution-in-the-velocity-of-their-light-by-john-michell, accessed on 17 July 2024

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