Lucretia

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31.10.1888 00:00 Vienna 16e20 48n14 observations 0


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Named in honor of Lucretia Caroline Herschel (1750–1848), sister of the discoverer (1781) of Uranus Sir William Herschel (1738–1822) {see planet  (2000)}, whom she assisted, beginning in 1772. She independently discovered seven or eight comets. After her brother’s death she returned from England to Hannover, Germany and constructed a catalogue of the nebulae and clusters discovered by him. She received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1828. (AN 120, 335 (1889)) _ _.


Avastatud: 31-10-1888 Avastamiskoht: Vienna Avastajad: Palisa, J.

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