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Paper, 'On [Charles] Wolf and [Georges] Rayet's bright-line stars in Cygnus' by William Huggins and Margaret Lindsay Huggins

Reference number: PP/17/1

Date: 1890

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The authors write: 'In 1867 MM. Wolf and Rayet discovered at the Paris Observatory three small stars in Cygnus, which in the spectroscope showed several bright lines upon a continuous spectrum. All three stars have a very bright band in the blue part of the spectrum. These stars are: –B. D. + 35°, No. 4001. B. D. + 35°, No. 4013. B. D. + 36°, No. 3956.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes one page of spectrum diagrams.

Subject: Astronomy / Spectroscopy

Received 25 November 1890. Read 11 December 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 49 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On Wolf and Rayet's bright-line stars in Cygnus'.

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PP/17/1
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1890
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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26 pages
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Manuscript
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William Huggins

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William Huggins, Paper, 'On [Charles] Wolf and [Georges] Rayet's bright-line stars in Cygnus' by William Huggins and Margaret Lindsay Huggins, 1890, PP/17/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_17_1/paper-on-charles-wolf-and-georges-rayets-bright-line-stars-in-cygnus-by-william-huggins-and-margaret-lindsay-huggins, accessed on 20 July 2024

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