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Oppolzer, Johann von Opponitz

Oppolzer, Theodor von


Oppolzer, Theodor von, b. Prague (Czech Republic), Oct. 26, 1841, d. Vienna, Dec. 26, 1886, astronomer and mathematician; son of Johann von Oppolzer. From 1875 university professor in Vienna. Pioneering work: calculation of the paths of planets and comets, graduating and theoretical astronomy (calculation of all eclipses of the sun and moon between 1207 B.C. and 2163 A.D.).


Works: Lehrbuch zur Bahnbestimmung der Kometen und Planeten, 2 vols, 1870/1880; Syzygientafeln für den Mond, 1881; Canon der Finsternisse, 1887.

Literature: ÖBL.


 
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