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Edward Emerson Barnard
Edward Emerson Barnard
Born16 December 1857
DiedFebruary 6, 1923(1923-02-06) (aged 65)

Edward Emerson Barnard (December 16, 1857 – February 6, 1923) was an American astronomer. He found Amalthea, a moon of the planet Jupiter. Barnard's star and Barnard's galaxy were named after him.

Barnard made a list of dark nebulae, the Barnard Catalogue of Dark Markings in the Sky, or the Barnard Catalogue for short. The nebulae listed by Barnard have become known as 'Barnard objects'.[1]


  1. Bok, B.J.; McCarthy, C.C. (1974), "Optical data for selected Barnard objects", Astronomical Journal 79: 42, doi:10.1086/111527  .

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