1906 – 1963
Who was Heinrich Siedentopf?
He was born in Hannover. In 1930 he became an assistant to Heinrich Vogt, then joined the national observatory in Heidelberg. Between 1940–46 he was a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Jena, and director of the observatory. In 1949 he was a professor at the University of Tübingen, where he later died of a heart attack.
Professor Siedentopf published a total of 146 papers and a textbook. He studied cosmology, stellar convection, photometry and the Zodiacal light. In 1934 he developed an adjustable iris for the Stetson-Schilt photometer, allowing the observer to adjust the light level directed at the astronomical plate.
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