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  Nicolas Louis de Lacaille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born at Rumigny, in the Ardennes, left destitute by the death of his father, who held a post in the household of the duchess of Vendôme, his theological studies at the College de Lisieux in Paris were undertaken at the expense of the duke of Bourbon.
Among its results were determinations of the lunar and of the solar parallax (Mars serving as an intermediary), the first measurement of a South African arc of the meridian, and the observation of 10,000 southern stars.
On his return to Paris in 1754 Lacaille was distressed to find himself an object of public attention; he withdrew to Mazarin college, and there died of an attack of gout aggravated by over-work.
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 NICOLAS LOUIS DE LACAILLE - LoveToKnow Article on NICOLAS LOUIS DE LACAILLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LACAILLE, NICOLAS LOUIS DE (1713-1762), French astronomer, was born at Rumigny, in the Ardennes, on the,5th of March 1713.
Left destitute by the death of his father, who held a post in the household of the duchess of Vendme, his theological studies at the College de Lisieux in Paris were prosecuted at the expense of the duke of Bourbon.
On his return to Paris lh 1754 Lacaille was distressed to find himself an object of public attention; he withdrew to Mazarin college, and there died, on the 21st of March 1762, of an attack of gout aggravated by unremitting toil.
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 Ian Ridpath’s Star Tales
All those from Lacaille’s time onwards who gerrymandered with the constellations did so without lasting success, but there were plenty of astronomers who tried to leave their mark on the sky.
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713–62), surveyor of the southern skies.
FROM 1751 to 1752 Lacaille observed the southern skies from the rear of a house near Table Bay at the Cape of Good Hope, using a telescope of a mere 13.5 mm (half an inch) aperture mounted on a 3-ft quadrant.
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 AllRefer.com - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (Astronomy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille[nEkOlA´ lwE du lAkA´yu] Pronunciation Key, 1713–62, French astronomer.
There he made observations of 10,000 southern stars, recording their positions; made the first measurement of an arc of the meridian of South Africa; and determined the lunar and solar parallax.
Among his works are Astronomiae fundamenta (1757), Tables solaires (1758), Coelum australe stelliferum (1763), and Journal historique du voyage fait au cap de Bonne-Esperance (1763).
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 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born at Rumigny in the Ardennes left destitute by the death of father who held a post in the of the duchess of Vendôme his theological at the College de Lisieux in Paris undertaken at the expense of the duke Bourbon.
Among its were determinations of the lunar and of solar parallax (Mars serving as an intermediary) the measurement of a South African arc of meridian and the observation of 10 000 stars.
On his return to Paris in 1754 Lacaille was distressed to find himself object of public attention; he withdrew to college and there died of an attack gout aggravated by over-work.
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 Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Lacaille was born in Rumigny, near Rheims, and studied theology in Paris.
Simultaneous observations by Lacaille at the Cape and Joseph de Lalande in Berlin provided them with a baseline longer than the radius of the Earth and gave an accurate measurement of the lunar parallax.
Coelum australe stelliferum 1763 catalogued all Lacaille's data from the southern hemisphere.
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 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
Ian Ridpath attributes fourteen constellations of the southern celestial hemisphere to Father Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.
Upon his return to France in 1754, de Lacaille presented his map of the southern stars to the French Royal Academy of Sciences, which published the map in 1756.
On this map were marked de Lacaille's fourteen new constellations, which were rapidly accepted by the astronomers of the world.
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 Nicholas Louis de Lacaille (1713-62)
Lacaille was honored by naming Moon crater La Caille (23.8S, 1.1 E, 67 km diameter) in 1961.
Asteroid (9135) Lacaille was discovered on October 17, 1960 by C.J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld, and T. Gehrels at Palomar Observatory, and provisionally designated 7609 P-L; it was later designated 1994 EK6 on an independent observation.
Histoire de l'Astronomie au dix-huitièmme siècle [History of Astronomy in the Eighteenth Century].
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 Caelum --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
It was identified in the 1750s by the French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille.
Lacaille called the constellation Caela Sculptoris, or “Sculptor's Tools”; the name has since been shortened to Caelum, meaning “Chisel.” Although Caelum is supposed to represent an engraving tool, the wavy line formed by...
Horologium was added as a constellation in the southern skies in about 1750 by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, a French astronomer who set up an observatory in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1740s to complete the mapping of the...
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 Star Tales - the Lacaille planisphere
A copy of Nicolas Louis de Lacaille’s planisphere on which his 14 new southern constellations were first published.
The original engraving appeared in the Mémoires of the Académie Royal des Sciences, which was dated 1752 but actually published in 1756.
On that 1763 edition Lacaille Latinized the constellation names but otherwise the figures were the same as in 1756.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Lacaille Nicolas Louis de   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de (1713-1762), French observational astronomer, the “father of southern astronomy”, who named 14 southern constellations....
Saint-Just, Louis Antoine Léon de (1767-1794), French revolutionary.
He was born in Decize, near Nevers in central France, into a land-owning...
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Invented by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the mid-eighteenth century, the constellation represents a scientific instrument, "the level".
Circinus, The Compass, is a Southern Hemisphere constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the mid-eighteenth century.
Lacaille devised the constellation in the mid-eighteenth century.
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 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: January Constellations
Caelum occupies an area of mostly open space between the constellations between Columba and Eridanus and is composed mainly of faint stars.
It was originally named Mons Mensa, after the table mountain near de Lacaille's observatory in Cape Town.
Reticulum is one of the 15 southern constellations named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his work at the Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa.
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 Learn more about Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Learn more about Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the online encyclopedia.
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Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 - March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer.
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 Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LACAILLE, NICOLAS LOUIS DE [Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de], 1713-62, French astronomer.
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 1713 in science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1712 in science, other events of 1713, 1714 in science and the list of years in science.
March 15 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (died 1762)
This page was last modified 03:16, 30 August 2004.
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Nicolas Louis de Lacaille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 constellation named by de Lacaille concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
constellation named by de Lacaille concept from the Astronomy knowledge base
is named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
has definition a constellation named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
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 Musca Musca Was Sort-of Named By Abbé Nicolas Louis De Lacaille Halley, Of Halley's Comet Fame, Rena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Musca was sort-of named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille Halley, of Halley's Comet fame, renamed it Musca Apis (the Fly Bee).
THE LEGEND: Musca was sort-of named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.
Musca is another one of the constellations invented by by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape.
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 Re: The numbers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It was originally named Horologium Oscillitorium to honor Christian Huygens, the inventor of the pendulum clock in 1656-57.
Like many of de Lacaille's other cumbersome constellation names, Horologium Oscillitorium was shortened in modern times.
Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille also named these constilations:
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