Moritz Ludwig George Wichmann

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Moritz Ludwig George Wichmann (1821 – 1859) was a German astronomer. He was an ardent observer of minor planets. A student of Friedrich Bessel, he observed with the famous Königsberg heliometer. In 1853 he published a determination of the parallax of Groombridge 1830.[1]

The asteroid 7103 Wichmann[2] and the Wichmann crater on the Moon were named in his honour.


  1. ^ Wichmann, M. (1853). "Ueber die Parallaxe des Argelander'schen Sterns". Astronomische Nachrichten. 36: 1–68. Bibcode:1853AN.....36....1.. doi:10.1002/asna.18530360102. 
  2. ^ Asteroid 7103 Wichmann.