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Bond, George Phillips

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1862 AD
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.