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Observations on the apparent distances and positions of 380 double & triple stars

Herschel & South

Published by London, 1835
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Herschel, John Frederick William (1792-1871) & South, James (1785-1867). Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 380 double and triple stars, made in the years 1821, 1822, and 1823. . . . In: Phil. Trans., part III (1824). 4to. [2] 412 [12]pp. 4 eng. plates. London: W. Nichol, 1825. 296 x 235 mm. (uncut & unopened). Orig. wrappers, sl. chipped. Minor dust-soiling to edges, plates a little foxed and browned, but a fine copy. First Edition. Herschel and South, friends since student days and co-founders of the Royal Astronomical Society (1820), collaborated on double-star research between 1821-23, publishing this catalogue of double (binary) stars in 1824 which earned them the Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society over such competitors as Bessel, Struve and Pond. Herschel would eventually prepare a catalogue of 10,300 double stars, devise important computational methods in relation to double stars, and generally establish double-star astronomy in England. Buttman, Shadow of the Telescope (1970). DNB. DSB. Bookseller Inventory # 32234

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Title: Observations on the apparent distances and ...

Publisher: London

Publication Date: 1835

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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