Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers

German physician and astronomer (1758-1840)

Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers (October 11, 1758March 2, 1840) was a German astronomer, physician and physicist.

Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
Asteroids discovered: 2
2 Pallas March 28 1802
4 Vesta March 29 1807


  • Cunningham, C. J. (2006). The Origin of the Asteroids: Olbers versus Regner. Star Lab Press. ISBN 0-9708162-5-1.
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