William Herschel

  1. English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
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  • It was discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786, and was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated, by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins in 1864.
  • Telecopium Herchelium now Telescopium after William Herschel Universe Puzzle No. 6 | Universe Today
  • The investigation of the structure of the sideral heavens was the leading object of William Herschel's career. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 with a hand - made reflecting telescope.
  • Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781
  • For instance, the Antennae - the name came from its resemblance of insect 'antennae' - was discovered early in 18th century by William Herschel, and has been observed repeatedly since then. Impact Lab
  • Actually it was the biggest refractor (lens telescope); Sir William Herschel, who had died in 1822, had previously constructed larger reflecting telescopes (using curved mirrors) out at Slough.
  • In the early 1800s William Herschel counted stars in different directions.
  • In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula.
  • John Herschel was the son of William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Uranus.
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