Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Darquier de Pellepoix, Antoine

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Born Toulouse, France, 23 November 1718

Died Toulouse, France, 18 January 1802

Toulouse deep-sky observer Antoine Darquier discovered the Ring Nebula (M57) in 1799, using a small refractor, narrowly beating out countryman   Charles Messier .

Selected Reference

  1. Lynn, W. T. (1904). “Antoine Darquier.” Observatory27: 171–172.ADSGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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