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Pease, Francis G (1881–1938)

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DOI: 10.1888/0333750888/3915
Published: November 2000

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Astronomer and designer of optical instruments, born in Cambridge, MA, designed the 100 in telescope. With John Anderson used an interferometer to observe Betelgeuse in 1920 and obtained a diameter for the star of 0.047 arcseconds, very close to the value predicted by EDDINGTON....
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