Re: (IAAC) Caroline Herschel

>Hi Lew, etal;
>A very nice night last night out in the Arizona desert about
>50 miles from central Phoenix.  Just scanning around with the
>6 inch RFT.  I did post a few observations.
>I have a question about Caroline Herschel.  I think I would
>like to observe or re-observe all the objects she discovered.
>I know NGC 7789, 891, 205 (M110) and some other smaller
>clusters in CAS are on the list.  Does anyone have any
>I am assuming she found these objects while comet hunting,
>I believe she used a 6 inch made for her by William for
>that purpose.  Does anyone know anything more about that
>Considering an article and planning to put it together
>over the next several months and wondering if anyone
>has done all of her objects?  Sounds like fun.
>Clear Skies all;
>Steve Coe

Hi Steve,

take a look in my web site at
and go the the HISTORY menu were short biographies are presented including
one about Caroline.

the SEDS site gives also a good resume about her astronomical activity and
the objects she discovered at:

and also the site on AstroHistory

clear kies, Yann.

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