Sunday 1 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Monday December 2nd 2013

On This Day
December 2nd 1934.
Death of  Reverend T.H.E.C. Espin

He was an amateur astronomer and skilled observer. In 1876 he met the  Rev. TW Web and helped with the compilation of the famous book "Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes"; He discovered many nebulas, variable stars and more than 2500 double stars. He made many observations of the spectra of stars, and in particular he also did extensive searches for red stars (especially in his early career) and published a catalogue of them.

He also discovered Nova Lacerta 1910.

On This Day
December 2nd 1997

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) was launched, its mission was to study the Sun SOHO has also discovered over 2,000 comets.

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