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Lockyer writes: 'I exhibited to the Society on November 17, 1887, a tabular statements owing the bright lines seen in the spectra of various celestial bodies, and I also gave those recorded in the spectrum of the Aurora showing many remarkable coincidences [see PP/11/5]. I now find that the connexion is closest between the auroral spectrum and that of stars 3a,and in anticipation of a subsequent communication of details I send on the accompanying table, showing the origin of Dunér’s bands, so far as I have at present made them out, and their connexion with the spectrum in question.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 9 January 1888. Read 19 January 1888.

A version of this paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Notes on the spectrum of the aurora'.

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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