Karl Ludwig Harding, born in Launberg, Germany on September 29, 1765. He became promoted by a man name Johann Hieronymus Schroter in the year of 1796. He studied at georg Lichtenberg. He returned as a professor in 1805 at Gottingen. Since he was in Germany in the 1700's it had to have been hard to get information about the things he discovered because there was alot of war going on. It should've been a little hard because he was propably worried about his life while discovering things about the comets.


It was discovered by Karl Harding and F.W. Herschel looked over it. Being one of the nearest of all of the planetary nebulae: sitting at a distance of about over 400 light years, it's the only planetary nebula so that a parallax could be held by noticing it from the ground. It's one of the largest planetary known. So that it won't be an easy object to see, the bright light of the nebula spreads all over the large area of space. The magnitude of the brightness is 7.3, and It's 12.8 arc minutes stretched across. It's half the size of the full moon. You could see the Helix nebula with binoculars from a dark location.

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Karl Harding discovered juno in 1804. It was the third little planet to be found. He was remembered by discovering three comets in 1813, 1824 and 1832. One other most important thing that he was remembered for was the Atlas novus coelestis. It classified over 100,000 stars, by which he even found 8 objects that were uknown, including the original discovered famous planetary nebula NGC 7293, The Helix Nebula. And another alone discovered open cluster NGC 6819. He has a crater named after him on the moon. He died in Gottingen on August 31, 1834. He worked at a private observatory, the Sternwarte Lilienthal, near Bremen.