[huh-vey-lee-uh s; German hey-vey-lee-oo s]
- JohannesJohann Hewel or Hewelke, 1611–87, Polish astronomer: charted the moon's surface and discovered four comets.
- a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 miles (160 km) in diameter.
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Hevelius gives the double date, 15⁄25, which is evidently right.The Story of Eclipses
In the time of Hevelius, Mira was once invisible for four years.Pleasures of the telescope
It was named Lacerta by Hevelius in 1690, and this name it still retains.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
Ptolemy catalogued 19 stars, Tycho Brahe 18, and Hevelius 47.
His lunar observations revealed 600 spots on the moon, which is fifty more than had been found by Hevelius.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
- Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1611–87, German astronomer, who published one of the first detailed maps of the lunar surface
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