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bond, william cranch

American astronomer who, with his son George Phillips Bond (1825-65), discovered Hyperion, the eighth satellite of Saturn, and an inner ring called Ring C, or the Crepe Ring. They also took some of the first recognizable photographs of celestial objects.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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