Notes of spectroscopic observations of comet “pons," 27th January to 2nd February, 1884
Biggs, Alfred Barrett (1884) Notes of spectroscopic observations of comet “pons," 27th January to 2nd February, 1884. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 200-201.
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The spectroscope used was a small direct- vision compound
prism by Browning, the telescope being a refractor of 3-inch
aperture. After some difficulty in getting the object focussed
upon the slit of the spectroscope there flashed out three
bright bands. They appeared somewhat pyramidal in form,
the base being on the south side of the telescopic image.
The relative spaces between them I judged to be about as
2 to 3. I could uot distinguish any difference, or even any
trace, of colour ; they appeared rather to resemble a phosphorescent
glow. I had not the means, at the time, of
determining their relative positions in the spectrum. On
subsequent evenings, however, I took every precaution for
determining this point.
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