Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham (* 8. April 1815 im County Fermanagh; † 5. November 1908) war ein irischer Astronom.

Er entdeckte am 25. April 1848 am Observatorium von Markree Castle im County Sligo (Irland) den neunten Asteroiden Metis.

Zwischen 1848 und 1856 entdeckten er und sein Assistent aus Meridian Beobachtungen rund 60.066 Sternen entlang der Ekliptik,von denen nur 8965 wurden bereits bestimmt waren. Ihr Katalogwurde in vier Bänden veröffentlicht. Graham galt als eine außergewöhnliche Beobachter, und berechnet die Bahnen von 198 Kometen für ein, im Jahre 1852, veröffentlichtes Buch.


  • Roger Hutchins, Graham, Andrew (1815–1908), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 gesehen am 18. Oktober 2011

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