XII. On the construction of the heavens

  title={XII. On the construction of the heavens},
  author={William Sir Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={213 - 266}
  • W. Herschel
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The subject of the Construction of the Heavens, on which I have so lately ventured to deliver my thoughts to this Society, is of so extensive and important a nature, that we cannot exert too much attention in our endeavours to throw all possible light upon it; I shall, therefore, now attempt to pursue the delineations of which a faint outline was begun in my former paper. By continuing to observe the heavens with my last constructed, and since that time much improved instrument, I am mow enable… Expand
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