India's first ‘modern’ astronomer, Chinthamani Ragoonatha Chary (1822/1828–1880 ) was an Indian astronomer who worked at the Madras Observatory along with English astronomer N.R. Pogson. Chary was the first Indian Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and is known for his studies of variable stars and the discovery of R Reticuli in 1867. He added about 38,000 observations to the Madras Catalogue of stars.