Eduard Luther

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Eduard Luther (born February 24, 1816 in Hamburg , † October 17, 1887 in Königsberg i. Pr. ) Was a German astronomer.


Luther studied at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and the Albertus University in Königsberg . In Königsberg he became a member of the Pappenhemia . His teachers were the astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and the mathematician Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi . After his habilitation , he took over the management of the Königsberg observatory with the observator Moritz Ludwig Georg Wichmann in 1856 .

From 1859 he was the sole director of the observatory and initially an associate , later a full professor . For the academic year 1868/69 he was elected Rector of the Albertina.

He derived the declinations of the fundamental stars from observations of the meridian circles left by Bessel . He also wrote treatises on 5th and 6th degree algebraically solvable equations .

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Individual evidence

  1. John Koch : The old Pappenheimer zu Königsberg . Deutsche Corpszeitung, Volume 32 (1916), pp. 655-657
  2. Rector's speeches (HKM)