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Bond, George Phillips (George)

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1862 AD, at 36 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators


1825 - George Phillips Bond was born on the 20th of May, the son of William Cranch Bond.

1848 - He discovered Hyperion and crepe ring of Saturn, independently of William Lassell.

1859 - He succeeded his father as director of Harvard College Observatory until his death.

1850 - He took the first photograph of a star (Vega).

1857 - The second photograph of a double star (Mizar).

         - He discovered numerous comets and calculated their orbits and studied Saturn and the Orion Nebula.

1865 - He died of tuberculosis on the 20th of May.


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