Kopff, August

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Kopff, August Gender: M
born on 5 February 1882 at 17:15 (= 5:15 PM )
Place Heidelberg, Germany, 49n25, 8e43
Timezone LMT m8e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°50' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 13°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°03'


German astronomer who discovered several comets and asteroids. His comet discoveries included periodic comet 22P/Kopff and the non-periodic C/1906 E1. His asteroid discoveries included notably the Trojan asteroids 617 Patroclus and 624 Hektor.

Kopff studied and worked in Heidelberg, getting his PhD there in 1906 and he then joined the Humboldt University of Berlin where he became the Director of the Institute for Astronomical Calculation.

He died on 25 April 1960 in Heidelberg, aged 78. The lunar crater Kopff is named after him, along with the asteroid 1631 Kopff.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator