Paul Merrill Bibliography

Papers, etc.

Merrill’s papers are at the Huntington Library.

Other References: Historical

Burbidge, E. Margaret, “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars: B2FH and Beyond,” in Origin and Evolution of the Elements: Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Symposium, vol. 4, Andrew McWilliam & Michael Rauch, eds. (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004), pp. 8-11.

Hearnshaw, J. B., The Analysis of Starlight (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1986).

Osterbrock, Donald E., “An Infrared Astronomer’s Early Vision of Airborne Astronomy: Paul Merrill 1920,” in Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust (ASP Conference Series, v. 73, 1995), pp. 619-622.

Preston, George W., “Mount Wilson Observatory: Contributions to the Study of Cosmic Abundances of the Chemical Elements,” in Origin and Evolution of the Elements: Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Symposium, vol. 4, Andrew McWilliam & Michael Rauch, eds. (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004), pp. 1-7.

Sandage, Allan, The Mount Wilson Observatory. Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, vol. 1 (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004).

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Other References: Scientific

Merrill, Paul W. & C.P. Oliver, “Photographs of Comet a 1910, Obtained with the Crocker Telescope,” Lick Obs. Bull. 5, 182 (1910).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Note on the Spectrum of P Cygni,” PASP 23, 236-37 (1911).

Merrill, Paul, W., “The Emissivity of Stars at Different Temperatures,” PASP 27, 120-22 (1915).

Merrill, Paul W., “Interferometer Observations of Double Stars,” Ap.J. 56, 40-52 (1922).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Zirconium Bands in Stellar Spectra of Class S,” PASP 35, 217 (1923).

Merrill, Paul W., Milton L. Humason, & Cora G. Burwell, “Discovery and Observations of Stars of Class Be,” Ap.J. 61, 389-417 (1925) and Ap.J. 76, 156-83 (1932).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Stars Whose Spectra Have Bright Iron Lines,” Ap.J. 65, 286-94 (1927).

Merrill, Paul W., Milton L. Humason, & Cora G. Burwell, “Discovery and Observations of Stars of Class Be: Second Paper,” Ap.J. 76, 156-83 (1933).

Merrill, Paul W. & Cora G. Burwell, “Catalogue and Bibliography of Stars of Classes B and A whose Spectra have Bright Hydrogen Lines,” Ap.J. 78, 87-140 (1933).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Photography of the Near Infra-Red Region of Stellar Spectra,” Ap.J. 79, 183 (1934).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Unidentified Interstellar Lines,” PASP 46, 206-07 (1934).

Merrill, Paul W., “Stationary Lines in the Spectrum of the Binary Star Boss 6142,” Ap.J. 83, 126-28 (1936).

Merrill, Paul W., Rocoe F. Sanford, O.C. Wilson, & Cora G. Burwell, “Intensities and Displacements of Interstellar Lines,” Ap.J. 86, 274-310 (1937).

Merrill, Paul W., The Nature of Variable Stars (Macmillan, NY, 1938) [review].

Merrill, Paul W., Spectra of Long-Period Variable Stars (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1940) [review].

Merrill, Paul W. & Cora G. Burwell, “Supplement to the Mount Wilson Catalogue and Bibliography of Stars of Classes B and A whose Spectra have Bright Hydrogen Lines,” Ap.J. 98, 153-84 (1943).

Merrill, Paul W., “Atomic Lines in the Spectrum of R Andromedae,”Ap.J. 105, 360-75 (1947).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Stars Having Shell Spectra,” PASP 61, 38(1949). [Reprinted in PASP 100, 767 (1988) with commentary by  Arne Slettebak].

Merrill, Paul W. & Cora G. Burwell, “Second Supplement to the Mount Wilson Catalogue and Bibliography of Stars of Classes B and a whose Spectra have Bright Hydrogen Lines,” Ap.J. 110, 387-419 (1949).

Merrill, Paul W. & Cora G. Burwell, “Additional Stars whose Spectra have a Bright H α Line,” Ap.J. 112, 72-89 (1950).

Merrill, Paul W., “The Spectrum of R Aquarii, 1936-1949,” Ap.J. 112, 514-19 (1950).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Spectroscopic Observations of Stars of Class S,” Ap.J. 116, 21 (1952).

Buscombe, William & Paul W. Merrill, “Intensities of Atomic Absorption Lines in the Spectra of Long-Period Variable Stars,” Ap.J. 116, 525-35 (1952).

Merrill, Paul W., Lines of the Chemical Elements in Astronomical Spectra (Carnegie Inst. of Washington, 1956).

Merrill, Paul, W. & Jesse L. Greenstein, “Revised List of Absorption Lines in the Spectrum of R Andromedae,” Ap.J. Supp. 2, 225-40 (1956).

Adams, Walter S. & Paul W. Merrill, “Mount Wilson Spectrograms of P Cygni,” Ap.J. 125, 102-06 (1957).

Merrill, Paul W., “Spectra of Long-Period Variables,” in J.L. Greenstein, ed., Stellar Atmospheres (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1960), pp. 509-29.

Merrill, Paul W., “Unidentified Lines in Spectra of Sun and Stars,” Ap.J. 134, 556-61 (1961).

Merrill, Paul W., Armin J. Deutsch, & Philip C. Keenan, “Absorption Spectra of M-Type Mira Variables,” Ap.J. 136, 21-34 (1962).

Merrill, Paul W., Space Chemistry (Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1963).

Slettebak, Arne, ed., Be and Shell Stars : IAU Symposium no. 70 (Merrill-McLaughlin memorial symposium) held at Bass River, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 15-18 September 1975 (D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1976).

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Other Works: Popularizations, History, etc.

Merrill, Paul, W., “Progress in Photography Resulting from the War,” PASP 32, 16-26 (1920).

Merrill, Paul, W., “Stars As They Look and As They Are,” PASP 38, 14-20 (1926).

Merrill, Paul W., “Iron in the Stars,” Scientia (Jan/Feb 1946) and Leaflets of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 5, 273-80 (1948) [Leaflet #233].

Merrill, Paul W., “From Atoms to Galaxies,” Leaflets of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 7, 393-400 (1958) [Leaflet #349].

Merrill, Paul W., “The Story of AG Pegasi,” Sky & Telescope 18, 490 (1959).


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