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Title: Father J. Richaud and early telescope observations in India
Authors: Kameswara Rao, N
Vagiswari, A
Louis, C
Keywords: Double stars;Lunar eclipse;Comets;Zodiacal light;Dark clouds;Fr J. Richaud;History of Astronomy
Issue Date: Mar-1984
Publisher: Astronomical Society of India
Citation: BASI, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 81-85
Abstract: Father Richard who discovered the binary nature of alpha Centauri from Pondicherry is probably the first person to use a telescope on Indian soil. A brief sketch of his life and astronomical contributions from India are presented.
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