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The scientific papers of Sir William Herschel

Author: William Herschel; J L E Dreyer
Publisher: Bristol, England : Thoemmes, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir William Herschel's many ground-breaking astronomical papers were scattered over 40 volumes of "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" and elsewhere until 1912, when they were  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Herschel; J L E Dreyer
ISBN: 1843710226 9781843710226
OCLC Number: 51569423
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Royal Society, 1912.
Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volume 1 (717pp, 22 plates): A short account of Sir William Herschel's life and work, chiefly from unpublished sources, by J.L.E. Dreyer - Early years, scientific work at Bath, observatory work after 1782, the 40-foot and other telescopes, later years; unpublished papers - papers read before the Philosophical Society of Bath, 1780-81 (25 papers), papers communicated to the Royal Society (4 papers), miscellaneous papers of unknown date (3 papers); papers published in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" and elsewhere (39 papers). Volume 2 (724pp, 6 plates): papers published in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" and elsewhere (31 papers). Appendix: unpublished observations of Messier's nebulae and clusters; synopsis of Sir W. Herschel's measures of double stars, by Sir J.F.W. Herschel; star-gauges from the 358th to the 111th sweep, brought together by Caroline Herschel.
Responsibility: edited by J.L.E. Dreyer.

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