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Re: RE: Doppler's First Name?



Stacey and the group.  I checked quite a number of Astronomy textbooks
and found Christian in all of them.  73  Cliff K7RR

"Stacey E. Mills" wrote:
> 
> >When I set the question, I thought the answer was very simple: Johann
> >
> >However, James Miller points out that a large number of web sites state that
> >his first name was Christian
> >
> >Now, I've check many reference texts and about 50% say Johann and 50%
> >Christian
> >
> >and some say Christian Johann, and others Johann Christian
> >
> >So what am I to believe, .... any takers?
> 
> It would appear that there has been a Doppler shift of another type!
> 
> I THINK this is the citation for his classic work:
> 
> C.Doppler:
> Über das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des
> Himmels, Abh.königl.böhm.Ges.Wiss. 2, 465-482, 1843.
> 
> ...which if my German permits, deals with the colored light from double stars.
> 
> This would seem to strongly favor "Christian", though perhaps you should
> count both as correct.  I guess it is possible that he ignored his first
> name in favor of his middle name.
> 
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