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Paper, 'Account of the discovery of a sixth and seventh satellite of the planet Saturn, with remarks on the construction of its ring, its atmosphere, its rotation on an axis and its spherodical figure' by William Herschel

Reference number: L&P/9/145

Date: 03 November 1789

Description

Contains five figures.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Account of the discovery of a sixth and seventh satellite of the planet Saturn; with remarks on the construction of its ring, its atmosphere, its rotation on an axis, and its spheroidical figure'

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Reference number
L&P/9/145
Earliest possible date
03 November 1789
Physical description
Ink on paper and five plates
Page extent
28 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

William Herschel

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William Herschel, Paper, 'Account of the discovery of a sixth and seventh satellite of the planet Saturn, with remarks on the construction of its ring, its atmosphere, its rotation on an axis and its spherodical figure' by William Herschel, 03 November 1789, L&P/9/145, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_9_145/paper-account-of-the-discovery-of-a-sixth-and-seventh-satellite-of-the-planet-saturn-with-remarks-on-the-construction-of-its-ring-its-atmosphere-its-rotation-on-an-axis-and-its-spherodical-figure-by-william-herschel, accessed on 23 May 2024

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