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  1. Frie·drich Wil·helm Au·gust [free-drikh vil-helm ou-goo st] /ˈfri drɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈaʊ gʊst/, 1799–1875, German astronomer.
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Examples from the Web for argelander

Historical Examples of argelander

  • According to Argelander the constellation contains fifteen stars.

    A Field Book of the Stars

    William Tyler Olcott

  • This is more than three times the Argelander number to the ninth magnitude.

  • The entire heavens has been covered by Argelander in the northern hemisphere, and Gould in the southern—over 700,000 stars in all.


    David Todd

  • Herschel and Argelander have independently invented what appears to be the true method to be followed.

  • This comet has an elliptic orbit, and its period, according to Argelander, is 3065 years.

    Comets and Meteors

    Daniel Kirkwood