Robert Stawell Ball

 

Obituary: MNRAS 75, 230 (1915)

Ball discovered 11 NGC-objects using Lord Rosse's 72" reflector at Birr Castle. All objects are described (by their G.C. number as continued by Dreyer) in: Lawrence Parsons, Observations of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars Made With the Six-foot and Three-foot Reflectors at Birr Castle From the Year 1848 up to the Year 1878, Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society Vol. II, 1878. Only 4 objects are non-stellar.

NGC
G.C.
Con
Date
Type
308
5126
CET
Dec. 31, 1866
star
310
5128
CET
Dec. 31, 1866
star
397
5151
PSC
Dec. 6, 1866
galaxy
400
5153
PSC
Dec. 30, 1866
star
401
5154
PSC
Dec. 30, 1866
star
1742
5348
ORI
Dec. 29, 1866
star
2390
5385
GEM
Dec. 10, 1866
star
2391
5386
GEM
Dec. 10, 1866
star
3695
5564
UMA
Mar. 31, 1867
galaxy
3700
5566
UMA
Mar. 31, 1867
galaxy
5601
5770
BOO
Mar. 27, 1867
galaxy

 

Birr Castle

 

36" Reflector

72" Reflector