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Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824–1896)

Gould, Benjamin Apthorp. A distinguished American astronomer; born in Boston, Sept. 27, 1824; died at Cambridge, Nov. 26, 1896. He was in the United States Coast Survey, and from 1870 to 1885 director of the national observatory at Cordova, Argentine Republic. He was the founder and editor of the Astronomical Journal (1849–61). His principal works are: ‘On the Transatlantic Longitude, as Determined by the Coast Survey’ (1869); ‘Uranometria Argentina’ (1879), which gives the brightness and the position of every fixed star, to the seventh magnitude inclusive, within 100 degrees of the South Pole.