Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

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Finlay, William Henry

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_454

Born Liverpool, England, 17 June 1849

Died Cape Town, South Africa, 7 December 1924

While working as   Edward Stone ’s first assistant at the Royal Observatory, Cape Town, William Finlay discovered the great September comet of 1882 (C/1882 R1).

Selected Reference

  1. “William Henry Finlay.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 85 (1925): 309–310.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA