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Ernest Mouchez

* 1821 Madrid
+ 1892 Wissous, France



Ernest Amédée Barthélemy Mouchez was a French naval officer
who became director of the Paris Observatory
and launched the ill-fated Carte du Ciel project in 1887,
a photographic atlas of the heavens.
The project was rendered obsolete by modern astronomical methods.

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