David Gill, British astronomer

David Gill, British astronomer

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Caption: David Gill (1843-1914), British astronomer. Gill was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, but spent much of his career in South Africa. He invented the heliometer, a telescope with a divided objective that could measure the distance to the Sun. In 1879, he was appointed Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. While there, he made a calculation of the distance to the Sun so precise that it was used in almanacs until 1968. A pioneering astrophotographer, he also imaged the entire southern sky.

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