bond, william cranch


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.

Learn more about Bond, William Cranch with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: bond, sir robert
Next Definition: bond-holder
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for bond, william cranch
More from
Search for articles containing bond, william cranch Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature