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Kaspar Gottfried Schweizer

Name  Kaspar Schweizer

Role  Astronomer
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Died  July 6, 1873, Moscow, Russia

Kaspar Gottfried Schweizer (February 16, 1816 – July 6, 1873) was a Swiss astronomer who travelled to Moscow in 1845 to become Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at the Survey Institute, and later director of the Moscow University Observatory.

He was born at Wyla (canton of Zürich), Switzerland, in 1839 he went to Königsberg to assist Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel. From 1841 to 1845 he worked at Pulkovo Observatory under Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve.

Schweizer discovered five comets, and found one NGC object, NGC 7804, on November 11, 1864.

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