The American astronomer S, W. Burnham (1838-1921) kicked off a new age of double-star discovertes in 1873 when he published a list of 81 new pairs he had found with his 6 inch (150 mm) refractor. Over the next four decades, this tireless, sharp-eyed observer discovered an additional 1,340 double stars using telescopes of various sizes. In 1906, his observations were collected in the General Catalogue of Double Stars.
What is a depressant?
A depressant is a drug that reduces the activity of various body functions. Some depressants such as anesthetics, sedatives, antiepileptics, narcotics analgesics, and some muscle relaxants, slow nervous and muscular activity by acting on the central nervous system. Tranquilizers are depressants that affect only part of the nervous system. They induce relaxation without causing total depression.