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Abell, George O.

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1983 AD
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1927 – Born in Los Angeles.

 

          – An American astronomer.

 

          – Is best known for his work on clusters of galaxies but was also a noted lecturer and author.

 

1958 – He published a catalog of 2,712 clusters and was preparing a catalog of southern clusters at the time of his death.

 

         – Abell also determined the relative numbers of galaxies with various absolute magnitudes.

 

1983 Died on October 7.