German astronomer who developed new photographic methods for observational astronomy. He discovered several new nebulae, both within the Milky Way and outside our Galaxy; more than 200 asteroids; and in 1883 a comet, which now bears his name.
Wolf was born and educated in Heidelberg, where he spent most of his
career, becoming professor 1893. He used a small private observatory
1885-96, and then became the director of a new observatory at Königstuhl,
near Heidelberg, built at his instigation.
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