Conon

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Conon (kō´nŏn, –nən), 3d cent. BC, Greek astronomer and mathematician of Samos. He traveled in the western part of the Greek world making astronomical observations, then settled at Alexandria. He was a student of solar eclipses and was the first to note the constellation Coma Berenices. His mathematical studies included an investigation of conic intersections.