XIX. On the parallax of the fixed stars

  title={XIX. On the parallax of the fixed stars},
  author={John Frederick William Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={266 - 280}
  • J. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The determination of the existence and amount of annual parallax in the fixed stars, was the object which originally drew the attention of astronomers to the examination and measurement of double stars, upon a principle suggested originally by Galileo, and improved on and more fully developed by my Father in one of his earliest communications to the Royal Society, Phil. Trans. 1782; according to which, two stars placed very nearly in a line with each other and with our system, ought, if… 
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