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“I Have Looked Farther....”

  • William Sheehan
  • Christopher J. Conselice
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Abstract

Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel—or William Herschel as he naturalized his name aft er moving to England—was the great pioneer of stellar astronomy and the nebulae in the 18th century. At the time he began, the nebulae—catalogued by Messier only to save time in eliminating them as comet suspects—were hieroglyphs of the universe, which no one had a clue how to decipher. Herschel left a field having at least begun to ask the right questions.

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Proper Motion Bright Star Interstellar Dust Double Star Royal Observatory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sheehan
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Conselice
    • 2
  1. 1.WillmarUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and Astronomy University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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