William Lassell

British astronomer

William Lassell (June 18, 1799October 5, 1880) was a British astronomer, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He died in Maidenhead in 1880. He is well known as discoverer of Triton, the largest moon of Neptune, and for his improvements to the reflecting telescope.

William Lassell
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BornJune 18 1799
DiedOctober 5 1880
Known forDiscovered Triton, Hyperion,
Ariel and Umbriel moons
Scientific career