Max Wolf

German astrophotography pioneer (1863–1932)

Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (21 June 1863 – 3 October 1932) was a German astronomer. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He discovered the first Trojan asteroid, 588 Achilles.

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Max Wolf
Born(1863-06-21)June 21, 1863
Heidelberg, Germany (Bund)
DiedOctober 3, 1932(1932-10-03) (aged 69)
Heidelberg, Germany (Weimar)
Alma materUniversity of Heidelberg
Known forAstrophotography
AwardsBruce Medal (1930)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Heidelberg
Doctoral studentsAugust Kopff
Heinrich Vogt
Wilhelm Lorenz