William Henry Smyth
Smyth, as depicted in his The Sailor's Word-Book
Admiral William Henry Smyth (21 January 1788 – 8 September 1865) was an English sailor and astronomer. His grandson was Robert Baden-Powell.
- This object, which somewhat resembles a flight of wild ducks in shape, is a gathering of minute stars.
- Of the M11 star cluster, which is now known as the "Wild Duck" cluster.
- A Cycle of Celestial Objects, 1881 reprint, p.544
- Admiral Smyth says that no family is quite civilized unless it possesses a copy of some encyclopaedia and a telescope.
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