- Johann Franz. 1791–1865, German astronomer, who discovered Encke's Division in the outer ring of Saturn
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A huge comet (Encke's, I believe) was flaring all over the sky.The Martian
George Du Maurier
An explanation of these irregularities was suggested by Encke long ago.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
Its elliptic orbit was calculated by Encke, who found its period to be only about three years and four months.
This proved to be identical with the third comet of 1819, whose period was computed by Encke to be about 5½ years.
Mercury's mass is found by its disturbing effects on Encke's comet whenever it approaches very near.Astronomy