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" On the evening of the 29th of August, 1864, I directed the telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with... "
Popular Astronomy - Page 394
1910
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The Living Age, Volume 214

1897 - 916 pages
...August, 1864, I directed the telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look Into a secret place of creation? I looked Into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected! A single bright line only! At first,...
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Essays in Astronomy

1900 - 598 pages
...August, 1864, I directed the telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of creation? I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected! A single bright line only! At first...
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Astronomers of To-day and Their Work

Hector Macpherson - 1905 - 334 pages
...spectroscope on a bright planetary nebula in the constellation Draco. In his own words, "The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of Creation ? " To his surprise, the spectrum was one of bright lines, which proved conclusively that the nebula...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 211

1909 - 1382 pages
...Lick Observatory, first observation of the spectrum of a nebula, of which he writes : ' The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of creation ? ' Look then he did, and saw a nebular spectrum. But it was not a continuous spectrum like that of...
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volumes 21-22

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - 1909 - 614 pages
...August 29, 1864, I directed my telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few minutes of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was I not about to look into a secret place...
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 22

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - 1910 - 316 pages
...August 29, 1864, I directed my telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few minutes of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was I not about to look into a secret place...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1911 - 840 pages
...August 29, 1864, I directed my telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few minutes of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was I not about to look into a secret place...
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Modern Astronomy, Its Rise and Progress

Hector Macpherson - 1926 - 220 pages
...nebula in the constellation Draco. ' The reader ', said Huggins, in a paper published long afterwards, ' may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of creation ? I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected ! A single bright line only. . . ....
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 41

1897 - 1044 pages
...August, 1864, I directed the telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of creation ? I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected ! A single bright line only ! At first,...
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Colours of the Stars

David Malin, Paul Murdin - 1984 - 214 pages
...small energy jump produces a lowenergy, long- wavelength quantum. planetary nebula in Drac0. The reader may now be able to picture to himself to some extent...not about to look into a secret place of creation f I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as I expected! A single bright line only! . . ....
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