The Twinkling of the Stars

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THE phenomenon observed and described by G. F. Burder in NATURE of Jan. 23, p. 222, does not, as I understand it, account in any way for the twinkling of stars, seeing that, by means of any two lights (gas lamps for instance) at the distance of a few hundreds of yards, the same effect may be observed, and this quite irrespective of the angle at which they are placed with reference to the horizon or the “blind spot” of the observer's eye.

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HAWKSLEY, T. The Twinkling of the Stars. Nature 7, 262 (1873) doi:10.1038/007262e0

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