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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
Born (1857-05-15)May 15, 1857
Died May 21, 1911(1911-05-21) (aged 54)
Nationality Scottish
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Scottish astronomer. She helped develop a common organization system for stars. She also and kept track of thousands of stars and other astronomical items. Fleming discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. Fleming died in Boston of pneumonia in 1911.


  • Waldee, S. R.; Hazen, M. L. (November 1990). The discovery of early photographs of the Horsehead nebula. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 102: 1337
  • Cannon, Annie J. (November 1911). Williamina Paton Fleming. The Astrophysical Journal. 34: 314.

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