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HERSCHEL; John F.W.; 1792-1871; GBR

Worthy successor of his father, John discovered 3347 double stars and 2400 nebulae. He explored the southern sky with the 18-inch telescope of his fater between 1825 and 1838 ("Results of Astronomical Observations made during the Years 1834,5,6,7,8 at the Cape of Godd Hope beeing a Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens commenced in 1825", Smith Elder & Co, 1825) and established the first large general catalogue of nebulous objects: the "General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars" (PTRAS, 1864) containing 5079 objects (compiling his father's discoveries along with his own).