The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2007 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, F. Jamil Ragep, JoAnn Palmeri, Marvin Bolt

Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm

  • Hartmut Frommert
Reference work entry

BornMinden, (Nordrhein‐Westfalen, Germany), 22 July 1784

DiedKönigsberg (Kaliningrad, Russia), 17 March 1846
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Selected References

  1. Anon. (1847). “Obituary.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 7: 199–214.Google Scholar
  2. Bessel, F. (1818). Fundamentae Astronomiae pro Anno MDCCLV deducta ex Observationibus viri incomparabilis James Bradley (Foundations of Astronomy for the year 1755, deduced from the Observations of the incomparable man, James Bradley).Google Scholar
  3. ——— (1830). Tabulae Regiomontanae reductionum observationum (Königsberg tables for reducing observations ).Google Scholar
  4. Engelmann, Rudolf (1875–1876). Abhandlungen von Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. Leipzig.Google Scholar
  5. Fricke, Walter (1985). “Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784–1846).” Astrophysics and Space Science 110: 11–19.ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  6. Hamel, Jürgen (1984). Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner.Google Scholar
  7. Hirschfeld, Alan W. (2001). Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos. New York: W. H. Freeman. (Addresses the story of the discovery of parallax and Bessel's role in it.)Google Scholar
  8. Van de Kamp, P. (1985). “Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.” Astrophysics and Space Science 110: 103–104.ADSMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

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