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Hencke, Karl Ludwig (1793-1866)

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Hencke was German postmaster, amateur astronomer, asteroid systematic searcher, who with perseverance gave new impetus to asteroid research.

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Herschel, William (1738-1822), Caroline and John

William Herschel

Probably the most famous discovery of  William Herschel William Herschel was the Uranus. In addition he built the largest telescope of era and a discovered lot of deep sky objects also. He was a diligent observer, earned the title to be one of the biggest of all-time observing-astronomer..

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Lindenau, Bernhard von (1780–1854)

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Bernhard von Lindenau was German astronomer and statesman. As a helper and follower of Franz Xaver von Zach, as an astronomy magazine publisher did much for the astronomy.

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Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias (1758 - 1840)

Olbers

Olbers graduated as a medical doctor and practiced medicine throughout his life in Bremen. Nightly from his home observatory furnished at the top level of his home he observed. His diligence brought him more reputation in the field of astronomy, such as a doctor.

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Schröter, Johann Hieronymus (1745-1816)

Schroeter

Johann Hieronymus Schroeter was a German jurist and astronomer.  He was the founding member of the Celestial Police (Himmelspolizei), owner and manager of its foundation site, the Lilienthal observatory.

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Zach, Franz Xaver von (1754–1832)

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Hungarian astronomer, surveyor, teacher, scientific journal founder, observatory director, member of several scientific academies. Excellent organizational abilities, highly respected man who was what we now would call manager. Played a significant role in the discovery of asteroids.

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