1718, Nov 231802, Jan 18
a French astronomer. He has usually been credited with the discovery of the Ring Nebula in 1779, but in fact he independently rediscovered it upon reading a report of Charles Messier regarding Messier's own observations of Comet Bode. His description that the object was " large as Jupiter and resembles a planet which is fading" led to the terminology "planetary nebula".
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