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Caroline Herschel comet discovery, 1795

Caroline Herschel comet discovery, 1795

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Caroline Herschel comet discovery. Notes by German-British astronomer Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) on her observations of 7, 14 and 15 November 1795, discovering her 7th comet: Comet 2P/Encke. Observed in 1786 by Mechain, it was named for Encke who calculated the orbit in 1819. Caroline Herschel assisted her elder brother William, making her own observations between 1788 and 1797 from their residence at Observatory House in Slough, UK. She observed many nebulae, and discovered eight comets between 1786 and 1797. For her astronomical work she was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1828.

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