John Frederick William Herschel (March 7, 1792 - May 11, 1871)

Born on March 7, 1792 in Slough, England as the son of William Herschel and his wife Mary.

John Herschel was honored by naming Moon crater J. Herschel (62.0N, 42.0W, 165 km diameter, in 1935) and (together with his father) Mars crater Herschel (14.9S, 230.3W, 304 km diameter). Asteroid (2000) Herschel was discovered by J. Schubart at Sternwarte Sonneberg on July 29, 1960, and provisionally designated 1960 OA; a prediscovery observation had been designated 1934 NX.



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