Frederick William Herschel, (1738 – 1822) Was A British Astronomer And Compose ...
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Description: Frederick William Herschel, (1738 – 1822) was a British astronomer and composer of German origin. He constructed his first large telescope in 1774, after which he spent nine years carrying out sky surveys; the resolving power of the Herschel telescopes revealed that the nebulae in the Messier catalogue were clusters of stars.