VIII. Observations on the two lately discovered celestial bodies

  title={VIII. Observations on the two lately discovered celestial bodies},
  author={William Sir Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={213 - 232}
  • W. Herschel
  • Engineering
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
In my early account of the moving star discovered by Mr. Piazzi, I have already shewn that it is of a remarkably small size, deviating much from that of all the primary planets. It was not my intention to rest satisfied with an estimation of the diameter of this curious object, obtained by comparing it with the Georgian planet, and, having now been very successful in the application of the lucid disk micrometer, I shall relate the result of my investigations. 
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