N. M. Parrish

Parrish was an observer at Leander McCormick Observatory of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. In his time Ormond Stone was director (1882-1912). Stone's first assistant was Francis Leavenworth and Parrish became his successor in 1887. A fourth observer, contributing to the discovery of new nebulae, was Frank Muller. The observations were made from 1887-90 with the 26" Clark refractor (erected in 1874) using a magnification of 175.

Parrish discovered 5 IC-objects. They are published in: Stone, O., Southern Nebulae, Publ. Leander McCormick Obs. 1, 173 (1913). Generelly the positions are not very precise. IC 953 is only a star; IC 955 and 957 are lost ("not found"). IC 1496 was re.discovered by Edward Swift a year later.

D N NI Y M D Ap I T Observer Con Type S List
1 I 90 1889 1 2 26,3 Rr v   CET E2 1 19
1 I 953 1889 4 24 26,3 Rr v   CEN * 9 620
1 I 955 1889 3 3 26,3 Rr v   CEN NF 10 623
1 I 957 1889 3 3 26,3 Rr v   CEN NF 10 625
1 I 1496 1890 10 9 26,3 Rr v Swift E. 17.10.1891 PSC S0-a 1 863

 

Leander McCormick Observatory with 26¼" Clark-Refractor