James Dunlop (astronomer)
Dunlop, who initially worked in a mechanical factory, began constructing telescopes in 1810 .
After he made the acquaintance of Thomas Brisbane in 1820 , he began to be increasingly interested in astronomy . In 1821 he became an assistant to Karl Rümker at the newly built observatory of Parramatta in New South Wales .
From 1827 to 1831 he worked at Brisbane's private observatory in Roxburgh (Scotland). In 1831 he took over the post of director of the Parramatta observatory, which he held until 1847.
For his achievements he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1828 . In 1832 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh . On January 30, 1837, he was accepted as a corresponding member of the Académie des Sciences in Paris.
- Images of Dunlop and the Parramatta observatory
- Publications by J. Dunlop in the Astrophysics Data System
- G. Cozens, A. Walsh, W. Orchiston: James Dunlop's historical catalog of southern nebulae and clusters. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 13 (2010), No. 1, p. 59 - 73. ( bibcode : 2010JAHH ... 13 ... 59C )
- Fellows Directory. Biographical Index: Former RSE Fellows 1783–2002. Royal Society of Edinburgh, accessed October 24, 2019 .
- List of members since 1666: Letter D. Académie des sciences, accessed on November 9, 2019 (French).
- Minor Planet Circ. 57952
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Scottish astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 31, 1793|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dalry , Scotland|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 22, 1848|
|Place of death||Kincumber , New South Wales , Australia|