Meaning of Hevelius

He•ve•li•us

Pronunciation: (hu-vā'lē-us Ger. hā-vā'lē-&oobreves&sec), [key]
  1. 1611–87, Polish astronomer: charted the moon's surface and discovered four comets.
  2. a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 mi. (160 km) in diameter.
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