The luminous spots, of spurious disks of the globules were of unequal diameters. The globule No. 1 had the largest disk, and the smaller ones the least; and the gradation of the sizes followed the order of the numbers.
(2.) This agrees with the spurious disks of celestial objects: the stars of the first, second, and third magnitude having a larger spurious disk than those that are of inferior magnitudes.
I found that there was a considerable difference in the colour of the spurious disks; one of them was of a beautiful purple colour, another was inclined to orange, a large one was straw coloured, a small one pale-ash coloured, and most of them were bluish-white.
(3.) With respect to colours, therefore, the terrestrial also agree with the celestial spurious disks.
I made two globules of different diameters, and placed them very near each other, so that their spurious disks might resemble those of a double star; this succeeded perfectly well. I viewed them with different powers.
With 177 the vacancy between them is 3 diameter of the large star.
With 232, it is 11 diameter.
With 303,8, it is 15 diameter.
With 432,3, it is 13.
(4.) This experiment proves that the spurious diameters