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Christoph Scheiner

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1573–1650)

Germanscholar and astronomer. In 1611, with the aid of a telescope he built himself, he became one of several independent discoverers of sunspots (the others included...

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Pleiades

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A prominent open cluster in Taurus, popularly termed the Seven Sisters, and also known as M45. The cluster spans over 1½° of sky and contains about 100 stars, the brightest of which is...

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