James F. Chappell (1891–1964) was an American astronomer and photographer.
He worked at the Lick Observatory where he performed photography of the Moon. He is noted for the development of special photographic techniques for use in astronomy.
Chappell crater on the Moon was named after him.
* D. H. Menzel, M. Minnaert, B. Levin, A. Dollfus, B. Bell (1971). "Report on Lunar Nomenclature by The Working Group of Commission 17 of the IAU". Space Science Reviews 12: 136.
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