John Herschel

NOUN
  1. English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
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  • Sir John Herschel compared it to a surface studded over with flocks of wool, or to the breaking up of a mackerel sky when the clouds of which it consists begin to assume a cirrous appearance. The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
  • 1836, Sir John Herschel writes as follows: 'If rocks have been so heated as to allow of a commencement of crystallisation, that is to say, if they have been heated to a point at which the particles can begin to move amongst themselves, or at least on their own axes, some general law must then determine the position in which these particles will rest on cooling. Fragments of science, V. 1-2
  • John Herschel, in his New General Catalog (NGC), described it as a very faint nebula about Merope about the size of the full moon.
  • John Herschel was the son of William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Uranus.
  • John Herschel was an urbane, kindly and generous man.
  • The paper said that Sir John Herschel, a famous British astronomer, had invented a powerful telescope.
  • The paper said that Sir John Herschel, a famous British astronomer, had invented a powerful telescope.
  • British astronomer John Herschel first recorded NGC 6334 in 1837 during his stay in South Africa.
  • Along with Sir John Herschel, she was one of the rare users of cyanotypes, in which the picture appeared as an architectural blueprint, thus making it unsuitable for portraits.
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