XVI. On the direction and velocity of the motion of the sun, and solar system

  title={XVI. On the direction and velocity of the motion of the sun, and solar system},
  author={W. Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={233 - 256}
  • W. Herschel
  • Engineering
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Our attention has lately been directed again to the construction of the heavens, on which I have already delivered several detached papers. The changes which have taken place in the relative position of double stars, have ascertained motions in many of them, which are probably of the same nature with those that have hitherto been called proper motions. It is well known that many of the principal stars have been found to have changed their situation, and we have lately had a most valuable… Expand
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