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- 1. Herschel, John Herschel, Sir John Herschel, Sir John Frederick William Herschel
- usage: English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
- 2. Herschel, William Herschel, Sir William Herschel, Sir Frederick William Herschel
- usage: English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
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See also: herschel (Dictionary)