This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Wilhelmina Fleming, Scottish-American astronomer

Wilhelmina Fleming, Scottish-American astronomer

H406/0138

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Wilhelmina Fleming. Portrait of Wilhelmina (or Williamina) Fleming (1857-1911), Scottish-American astronomer. Fleming was originally a household maid of Edward Pickering, director of the Harvard College Observatory, and worked part-time there before becoming a permanent member in 1881. She was placed in charge of the classification of stars according to their photographed stellar spectra, and developed a useful classification scheme. This work was eventually published as the Draper Catalogue of Stellar Spectra (1890). She also discovered 10 novae and 222 variable stars.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}