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The (paper-)story of HD 87643

A summary for HD 87643 (or MWC 198, Hen 3-365, V640 Car, … see also Simbad). That is a great number of papers (similar to the post for GG Car). 1909 / Object of the Henry Draper catalog. 1933 / Merrill, P. W.; Burwell, C. G. 1933 (ApJ, 78, 87) First reference as a Be […]

The (paper-)story of Hen 3-298

Similarly to the post for GG Car, I though that it is better to keep a track of all papers I find for my sample. As far as Hen 3-298 (Simbad) the results are not that many! 1966 / Wray, J. D. 1966(PhD thesis, Northwestern University) First detection as an Hα emission star. 1976 / […]

The (paper-)story of GG Car

As I was diving into the literature of GG Car (aka HD 94878 or CPD-59 2855 or MWC 215 or … for more see Simbad!) I got overwhelmed of the number of papers and how back it goes. I only wanted to make a summary (for a forthcoming paper) but since I spent so much […]

William Parsons – first direct observation of spirals

William Parsons, was the first to notice spirals in a galaxy. His first scetch was the M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) in 1845. More on William Parsons: > Wikipedia > A list of photos & discoveries > Drawings