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Richard Carrington
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Born in Chelsea, London
Born on 26th of May 1826
Died on 27th of November 1875

Born 1826. Died 1875 - English astronomer.


Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Set up private observatory at Redhill. Catalogued 3,735 stars close to the celestial pole. Awarded Gold medal of The Royal Astronomical Society (1859). Also worked on the Sun’s rotation.

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