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" On the evening of 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 the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after... "
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Page 140
by Astronomical Society of the Pacific - 1909
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 214

1897 - 918 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few moments of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...first, I suspected some displacement of the prism, and mat I was looking at a reflection of the illuminated slit from one of its faces. This thought was scarcely...
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Popular Astronomy, Volume 18; Volume 1910

1910 - 742 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe with which after a few moments of hesitation I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...not about to look into a secret place of Creation ? The spectrum was one of bright lines proving conclusively its gaseous nature. By 1808 Huggins had...
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An Introduction to the Study of Spectrum Analysis

William Marshall Watts - 1904 - 414 pages
...evening of August 29, 1864, I directed the telescope for the first time to a planetary nebula in Draco. I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as...at a reflection of the illuminated slit from one of FIG. 70. — Ring nebula in Lyra. (From Morgan's " Advanced Physiography.") its faces. This thought...
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Astronomers of To-day and Their Work

Hector Macpherson - 1905 - 334 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which after a few moments of hesitation I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...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

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1909 - 1374 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few moments of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...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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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1911 - 840 pages
...clearly that, notwithstanding the Tarsonstown revelations, the evidence from the observation of uebulte up to that time was really In favor of their being...only. At first I suspected some displacement of the prlsin, and that I was looking at a reflection of the Illuminated slit from one of its faces. This...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 84

1912 - 990 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few moments' hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...first I suspected some displacement of the prism. . . . This thought was scarcely more than momentary; then the true interpretation flashed upon me....
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Meddelanden Från Astronomiska Observatorium, Uppsala, Issues 30-37

1927 - 466 pages
...for quite a time. Huggins describes his dramatic discovery August 29th 1 864 in the following words : »I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such...At first I suspected some displacement of the prism . . . The light of the nebula was monochromatic and so, unlike any other light I had as yet subjected...
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Modern Astronomy, Its Rise and Progress

Hector Macpherson - 1926 - 220 pages
...extent the feeling of excited suspense, mingled with a degree of awe, with which, after a few moments of hesitation, I put my eye to the spectroscope. Was...spectrum such as I expected ! A single bright line only. . . . The riddle of the nebulae was solved. The answer which had come to us in the light itself read...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1911 - 848 pages
...nebulse up to that time was really in favor of their being early stages of an evolutional progression. I looked into the spectroscope. No spectrum such as...that I was looking at a reflection of the Illuminated silt from one of its faces. This thought was scarcely more than momentary. Then the true interpretation...
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