Franz de Paula Triesnecker

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Franz de Paula Triesnecker (April 2, 1745 – January 29, 1817) was an Austrian Jesuit astronomer.


Triesnecker was born in Mallon, Kirchberg am Wagram, Austria. When he was 16 he joined the Society of Jesus. He studied philosophy in Vienna and mathematics at Tyrnau, then became a teacher. Following the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773, he moved to Graz to complete his studies in theology. Following his ordination, he eventually became assistant director of the Vienna Observatory. In 1792 he succeeded Maximilian Hell as director, and remained at this post for the rest of his life. In 1794 he was elected Foreign Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.[1]

During his career he published a number of treatises on astronomy and geography. Much of his work was dedicated to the ephemerides of Vienna. He made a series of measurements of celestial bodies, which were published from 1787 until 1806.

The crater Triesnecker on the Moon is named after him.[2]


  • 1787: Dissertatio Lalandi de novo Planeta latine reddita
  • 1788: Tabulae Mercurii juxta Mayeri Göttingensis Elementa
  • 1789: Tabulae Martis novae ex propriis Elementis constructae
  • 1790: Novae Veneris Tabulae ex propriis Elementis constructae
  • 1791: Methodus figuram telluris ex Eclipsibus Solis deducendi
  • 1792: De proprio Motu Stellarum fixarum in Rectascensionem et Declinationem
  • 1793: Tabulae solares novae ex observationibus deductae et ad Meridianum Parisiensem constructae
  • 1793: De Diminutione Obliquitatis eclipticae saeculari Commentarius
  • 1794: De Massa Veneris
  • 1795: De usu Aberrationis luminis in tectione Stellarum fixarum per Lunam
  • 1796: Diameter apparens solis, lunae et planetarum cum micrometro objectivo observatus
  • 1797: Differentiae Satellitum Jovis ope micrometri objectivi Dolandini observatae
  • 1798: Catalogus fixarum Caillianus novis observationibus restauratus
  • 1799: Longitudines Geographicae variorum locorum e Solis Eclipsibus et fixarum deductae
  • 1800: Item Longitudines geographicae
  • 1801: Longitudines geographicae variorum tum Europae tum Americae locorum
  • 1802: Determinationes Longitudinis geographicae diversorum locorum ex Eclipsibus solis et occultationibus fixarum per lunam deductae
  • 1803: Defensio valoris Tabularum suarum lunarium ex plurium pluribus in locis institutis observationibus
  • 1804: Longitudines et latudines fixarum ad annum 1800 cum praecessione
  • 1804: De Stella duplici, quae media in cauda ursae majoris
  • 1805: Novae Martis Tabulae cum perturbationibus
  • 1805: Elevatio Poli Vindobonensis Liesganigiana vindicata
  • 1805: Elevatio Poli Vindobonensis ope Sextantis Anglicani 10 pollicum explorata
  • 1806: Novae Mercuri Tabulae
  • 1806: Longitudines locorum geographicae ex occultationibus fixarum Solisque Eclipsibus
  • 1806: Longitudines geographicae littorum, quae Cookius decursu circumvectionis maritimae adiit, ex observationibus astronomicis stabilitae

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  1. ^ Holger Krahnke: Die Mitglieder der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 1751–2001 (= Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse. Folge 3, Bd. 246 = Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Folge 3, Bd. 50). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2001, ISBN 3-525-82516-1, S. 242.
  2. ^ "Cratere Triesnecker". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.