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Dunlop, James (1793 - 1848)

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Born: 31 October 1793  Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Died: 22 September 1848  New South Wales, Australia.
James Dunlop was Superintendent at the Parramatta Observatory, New South Wales 1831-47.

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Born 31 October 1793. Died 22 September 1848. Began constructing telescopes 1810, developed an interest in astronomy through an acquaintance with Sir Thomas Brisbane (q.v.) 1820, appointed assistant astronomer with Carl Rümker (q.v.), at the newly established Parramatta Observatory 1821, worked in Brisbane's private observagtory, Roxburgh, Scotland 1827-31, superintendent, Parramatta Observatory 1831-47. Remembered for his work on the "Catalogue of 7835 Stars from Observations made at the Observatory at Parramatta", prepared by William Richardson of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich from the observations made in 1822-26, for his catalogue of 621 nebulae, published in "Philsophical Transactions of the Royal Society" 1828 and for his life of double stars, published in "Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society" 1829. Gold medal, Royal Astronomical Society 1828.
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Modified: 27 July 2006

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