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Hevelius (Hevel, Heweliusz) Johannes

Hevelius (Hevel, Heweliusz) Johannes (1611—1687)

Johannes Hevelius was a Protestant councilor and mayor of Danzig (Gdańsk), Pomeranian Voivodeship, in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by astronomers. Hevelius' father was Abraham Hewelke... More...

Poland, 2011, Johannes Hevelius

Poland, 2011.01.28, Gdańsk. Sextans

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