Otto Lesser

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Asteroids discovered: 1 [1]
62 Erato[1] September 14, 1860 MPC
  1. 1 with Wilhelm Julius Förster

Otto Leberecht Lesser (16 October 1830 – 12 August 1887) was a German astronomer who co-discovered asteroid 62 Erato with Wilhelm Julius Foerster on September 14, 1860 at the Berlin Observatory.[2] This was the first co-discovery on record.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (62) Erato. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 21. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 20 July 2016.