Petit, Frédéric

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Petit, Frédéric Gender: M
born on 16 July 1810 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Muret, France, 43n28, 1e21
Timezone LMT m1e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°17' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°40 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°14'

Frédéric Petit


French astronomer who announced in 1846 that he had discovered a second moon of Earth. The theory was later dismissed by his peers, although the concept of a second smaller satellite of the Earth was used by Jules Verne in his 1865 novel De la Terre à la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon).

Petit was the first director of the Toulouse Observatory, located in Toulouse, France, serving from 1838–1865.

He died on 29 November 1865, aged 55, in Toulouse.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy