Lot 361: Herschel, William

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Lot 361: Herschel William: (1738-1822) German-Born British Astronomer, Discoverer Of The Planet Uranus. Manuscript Document, Unsigned, One Page, Slim Oblong 8Vo, N.P., N.D. (C.1818). The Manuscript Is Headed €˜Observations Of The 35Th Of The Connois’ [Ance] And States, In Full, €˜1794. It Is Visible To The Naked Eye As A Very Small Cloudiness. 1783, 1794, 1801, 1813. 7 Feet Telescope. It Is A Rich Cluster Of Stars Of Various Sizes. 1806 10 Feet Telescope. There Is No Central Contraction To Denote A Globular Form. 1783, 1785. 20 Feet Telescope. A Cluster Of Pretty Compressed Large Stars. The Profundity Of This Cluster Does Probably Not Exceed The 144Th Order. It Is In The Milky Way’. At The Foot Of The Manuscript Appears An A.N.S., J. F. W. Herschel, By John Herschel (1792-1871) English Polymath, Mathematician & Astronomer, Son Of William Herschel, Stating, In Full, €˜I Certify This To Be The Hand Writing Of My Late Father Sir William Herschel’. Vg] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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