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Paper, 'Note on the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by William Huggins and [Margaret Lindsay] Huggins

Reference number: PP/16/20

Date: 1890

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The authors write: 'From an examination of the photographs of the spectrum of the nebula in Orion taken by us in 1882, 1888, and 1889, we suggested in our paper “On the Spectrum, Visible and Photographic, of the Ore at Nebula in Orion,” “that the mottled and broken-up character of the nebular matter shown in Lord Rosse's drawings from eye-observations, and much more strikingly brought out in the recent photographs of Mr. Common and of Mr. Roberts, may be connected with differences of spectrum in the photographic region, though in the visible region there is no known alteration of the spectrum of the tour bright lines, except it may be some small differences of relative brilliancy of the lines. Until next winter we cannot go beyond the new information which these photographs give to us.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 16 April 1890. Read 12 June 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 48 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Note on the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion'.

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PP/16/20
Earliest possible date
1890
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
6 pages
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Manuscript

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William Huggins

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William Huggins, Paper, 'Note on the photographic spectrum of the great nebula in Orion' by William Huggins and [Margaret Lindsay] Huggins, 1890, PP/16/20, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_16_20/paper-note-on-the-photographic-spectrum-of-the-great-nebula-in-orion-by-william-huggins-and-margaret-lindsay-huggins, accessed on 29 February 2024

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