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Letter, 'Of the periods of the light of the star Algol' from John Goodricke to Richard Shepherd

Reference number: L&P/8/69

Date: 08 December 1783

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'On the periods of the changes of light in the star Algol. In a letter from John Goodricke, Esq. to the Rev. Anthony Shepherd, D.D. F.R.S. Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge'

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Reference number
L&P/8/69
Earliest possible date
08 December 1783
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Goodricke

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John Goodricke, Letter, 'Of the periods of the light of the star Algol' from John Goodricke to Richard Shepherd, 08 December 1783, L&P/8/69, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_8_69/letter-of-the-periods-of-the-light-of-the-star-algol-from-john-goodricke-to-richard-shepherd, accessed on 16 April 2024

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