Joseph Helffrich

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Asteroids discovered: 13
697 Galilea February 14, 1910
698 Ernestina March 5, 1910
699 Hela June 5, 1910
700 Auravictrix June 5, 1910
701 Oriola July 12, 1910
702 Alauda July 16, 1910
706 Hirundo October 9, 1910
708 Raphaela February 3, 1911
709 Fringilla February 3, 1911
713 Luscinia April 18, 1911
714 Ulula May 18, 1911
2056 Nancy October 15, 1909
3861 Lorenz March 30, 1910

Joseph Helffrich (* 12 January 1890 in Mannheim, Baden, † 1971) was a German astronomer.

He did his Ph.D. dissertation in 1913 at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl (Königstuhl Observatory, near Heidelberg) at the University of Heidelberg [1].

At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center for asteroid discovery under the direction of Max Wolf, and during his time there Helffrich discovered a number of asteroids.

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  • Helffrich, Joseph: Untersuchungen im Sternhaufen h Persei nach Aufnahmen mit dem Waltz-Reflektor der Heidelberger Sternwarte. Braun, Mannheim 1913, 23 S. (Heidelberg, Naturwiss.-math. Diss. v. 17. Nov. 1913)
  • Schmadel, Lutz D.: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 5th ed. Springer, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-540-00238-3

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