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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

(1824—1896)


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(1824–96)

Americanastronomer. In 1849 he founded the Astronomical Journal. In 1870 he moved to Argentina, founding the National Observatory at Córdoba, where he initiated the Córdoba Durchmusterung, a southern equivalent of the catalogue produced by F. W. A. Argelander for the northern stars. Gould's Belt is named after him.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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