Hans-Emil Schuster (born September 19, 1934 in Hamburg ) is a German astronomer .
Schuster worked at the Hamburg observatory in Bergedorf from 1958 to 1964 . In October 1964 he became an employee of the La Silla Observatory in Chile, which was established in the early 1960s and whose acting director he later became. Schuster was involved in the exploration and selection of the locations of the La Silla and Paranal observatories , both of which are part of the European Southern Observatory . He was instrumental in carrying out two photographic surveys of the southern sky with the 1 m ESO Schmidt telescope: the ESO (B) survey ("ESO Quick Blue Survey"), completed in 1978, and the R survey of the ESO / SERC Sky Atlas (1978-1990).
Schuster remained an employee of the La Silla Observatory until his retirement in October 1991. Since 1982 he was with Rosemarie Schuster geb. von Holt (March 28, 1935 - September 18, 2006).
Between 1976 and 1982, Schuster discovered a total of 25 asteroids , including some near-earth , such as B. (2329) Orthos , (2608) Seneca , (3288) Seleucus , (3908) Nyx or (11001) Andrewulff , as well as (161989) Cacus , who was lost and was not found again until 2003. Further discoveries were the two comets 106P / Schuster and C / 1976 D2 (Schuster) , the irregular Phoenix dwarf galaxy (together with Richard Martin West ), which could be identified as a member of the local group , and the supernova SN 1980O in NGC 1255 .
The asteroid (2018) Schuster was named after him. On October 21, 2011 he was awarded the order of Bernardo O'Higgins in Hamburg by the Chilean Consul General for his significant contributions to astronomy in Chile. Hans-Emil Schuster is also a dedicated letter writer. Since 1966, 119 letters from him have been printed in the news magazine Der Spiegel alone .
- ↑ www.sao.ru: The ESO / Uppsala Survey of the ESO (B) Atlas , accessed on November 11, 2013
- ↑ articles.adsabs.harvard.edu: The ESO Red Sky Survey - a Tool for Galactic and Cosmological Studies , accessed November 11, 2013
- ↑ Erwin Schwab : Bickel overtakes Börngen - the most successful German small planet explorers. In: VdS - Journal for Astronomy. No. 4, 2013, p. 82.
- ↑ cometography.com: 106P / Schuster , accessed November 11, 2013
- ↑ www.kometarium.com: Comet discoveries 1950-1999 , accessed on November 11, 2013
- ↑ spider.seds.org: Phoenix Dwarf , accessed November 11, 2013
- ↑ www.cfa.harvard.edu: List of Supernovae , accessed on November 11, 2013
- ↑ www.springerreference.com: (2018) Schuster , accessed on November 11, 2013
- ↑ eso.org: ESO Astronomer Awarded Chilean Medal , accessed November 9, 2013
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 19, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hamburg|