Williamina Fleming

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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming.

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Icons-flag-gb-sct.png Scottish astronomer; during her career, she helped develop a common designation system for stars and cataloged thousands of stars and other heavenly bodies. Among several career achievements that advanced astronomy, Fleming is noted for her discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888.[1]


  1. Cannon, Annie J. (June 1911). "WILLIAMINA PATON FLEMING". Science 33 (861): 987–988. June 30, 1911. Bibcode 1911Sci....33..987C. doi:10.1126/science.33.861.987. PMID 17799863.

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