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XIII. Observations tending to investigate the nature of the sun, in order to find the causes or symptoms of its variable emission of light and heat; with remarks on the use that may possibly be drawn
  • W. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
On a former occasion I have shewn, that we have great reason to look upon the sun as a most magnificent habitable globe; and, from the observations which will be related in this Paper, it will now beExpand
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Account of a comet
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XVIII. Catalogue of 500 new neb nebulous stars, planetary nebula:, and clusters of stars; with remarks on the construction of the heavens
  • W. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 21 August 2014
Since the publication of my former two catalogues of nebulae, I have, in the continuation of my telescopic sweeps, met with a number of objects that will enrich our natural history, as it may beExpand
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XVII. Continuation of experiments for investigating the cause of coloured concentric rings, and other appearances of a similar nature
  • W. Herschel
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
In the first part of this paper, I have pointed out a variety of methods that will give us coloured concentric rings between two glasses of a proper figure applied to each other, and it has beenExpand
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XVI. An account of the discovery of two satellites revolving round the Georgian planet
  • W. Herschel
  • Geography
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
The great distance of the Georgian planet, and its present situation in a part of the zodiac which is scattered over with a multitude of small stars, has rendered it uncommonly difficult to determineExpand
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VIII. Observations of the transit of mercury over the disk of the sun; to which is added, an investigation of the causes which often prevent the proper action of mirrors. By William Herschel, LL. D.
  • W. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
The following observations were made with a view to attend particularly to every phenomenon that might occur during the passage of the planet Mercury over the sun's body. My solar apparatus, onExpand
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XXIV. Astronomical observations and experiments tending to investigate the local arrangement of the celestial bodies in space, and to determine the extent and condition of the Milky Way
  • W. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
The construction of the heavens, in which the real place of every celestial object in space is to be determined, can only be delineated with precision, when we have the situation of each heavenlyExpand
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XIX. Observations on the singular figure of the planet Saturn
  • W. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn: a magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring:Expand
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