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Lockyer writes: 'Some two or three years ago, when the sun-spot work carried on at Kensington revealed the different behaviour in different spots of lines visible in the spectra of the same element, it seemed desirable to extend similar observations to metallic prominences, and, if possible, in such a way that comparisons over a considerable reach of spectrum should be possible.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Scientific apparatus and equipment / Spectroscopy

Received 5 December 1885. Read 17 December 1885.

A version of this paper was published in volume 39 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'A new form of spectroscope'.

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