Herschel definition

  • others:
    • category of British astronomers, including Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), whom discovered Uranus (1781), was astronomer to George III, and cataloged a lot more than 800 double stars and 2,500 nebulae. Their sibling Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) assisted in his work and posted a star catalog. Their child Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) augmented William's use the development of 525 nebulae and performed notable analysis on light, photography, and astrophysics.
  • proper-noun:
    • The Earth Uranus. In use until the mid-19th century as an alternative to Georgium Sidus after King George III.
  • noun:
    • See Uranus.
    • A name wherein the earth today labeled as Uranus had been formerly known, from its discoverer, Sir William Herschel. See Uranus, 2.
    • English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who stretched the catalogue of performers towards the southern hemisphere and did pioneering operate in photography (1792-1871)
    • English astronomer (created in Germany) whom discovered infrared light and who catalogued the performers and found our planet Uranus (1738-1822)

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