Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881. C. Piazzi Smyth.
Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881
Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881
Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881
Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881

Madeira Spectroscopic being a revision of 21 Places in the Red Half of the Solar Visible Spectrum with a Rutherford Diffraction Grating at Madeira ... During the Summer of 1881

Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnston 1882. First Edition. x, 32 pages + 18 plates (1 colored) and frontis. Square 4to (11 x 11 inches). Publisher's green cloth gilt.. Title page with affixed Woodbury-type from original drawing by C. P. S. Black and white frontis. Bowing of boards at the extremities and light soiling. A nice copy. Very Good. Cloth. [28156]


“Charles Piazzi Smyth FRSE FRS FRAS FRSSA (3 January 1819 – 21 February 1900) was an Italian-born British astronomer who was Astronomer Royal for Scotland from 1846 to 1888; he is known for many innovations in astronomy and, along with his wife Jessica Duncan Piazzi Smyth, his pyramidological and metrological studies of the Great Pyramid of Giza... In 1871 and 1872 Smyth investigated the spectra of the aurora, and zodiacal light. He recommended the use of the rain-band for weather forecasting and discovered, in conjunction with Alexander Stewart Herschel, the harmonic relation between the rays emitted by carbon monoxide. In 1877–1878 he constructed at Lisbon a map of the solar spectrum for which he received the Makdougall Brisbane Prize in 1880. Smyth carried out further spectroscopic researches at Madeira in 1880 and at Winchester in 1884. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1846, and served on its council for a number of years. In June 1857 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, but resigned in 1874. He was conferred with Honorary Membership of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland in 1859. The crater Piazzi Smyth on the moon is named after him.” (wikipedia)

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