John Herschel, British astronomer

John Herschel, British astronomer

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871), British astronomer and chemist. John, the son of the great astronomer William Herschel, continued his father's work, studying nebulae (galaxies) and double stars. He set up an observatory in South Africa, mapping the southern skies and discovering that the Magellanic Clouds are composed of stars. Back in England, he worked on the chemistry of photography, coining the phrase 'photographic negative' and being the first to use the chemical sodium thiosulphate (hypo) as a fixing agent. He was also the first person to produce a photograph on a glass plate and to apply photography to astronomy. He was made a baronet in 1838.

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