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Early works to 1800
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Herschel, William, 1738-1822.
Scientific papers of Sir William Herschel.
Bristol, England : Thoemmes, 2003
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Herschel; J L E Dreyer
|Notes:||Reprint. Originally published: London : Royal Society, 1912.|
|Description:||2 volumes : illustrations ; 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|Contents:||Volume 1 (717pp, 22 plates): A short account of Sir William Herschel's life and work, chiefly from unpublished sources, by J.L.E. Dreyer - Early years, scientific work at Bath, observatory work after 1782, the 40-foot and other telescopes, later years; unpublished papers - papers read before the Philosophical Society of Bath, 1780-81 (25 papers), papers communicated to the Royal Society (4 papers), miscellaneous papers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 Appendix: unpublished observations of Messier's nebulae and clusters; synopsis of Sir W. Herschel's measures of double stars, by Sir J.F.W. Herschel; star-gauges from the 358th to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.|