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Lamont Johann von Lamont, 1805–1879, German astronomer, born in Scotland, director of Bogenhausen Observatory and professor of astronomy at Munich University, best known for his magnetic surveys and maps of Europe. He observed Neptune in 1845 and twice in 1846, but did not realize it was a planet! LaPlata La Plata Observatory, Argentina. Lalande Joesph Jerome Lefrancois de Lalande, 1732–1807, French astronomer. Larink Johannes Larink. Lau H. E. Lau, 1879–1918. Leavenworth F. P. Leavenworth, 1858–1928.
Alden H. L. Alden. Algiers Obs Algiers Observatory. Ali Alaaeldin Ali, assistant professor of astronomy at the United Arab Emirates University. Aller Ramon Maria Aller, 187–1966, Spanish priest and astronomer with an outstanding humanitarian biography. Anderson John August Anderson, 1876–1959, pioneer in using interferometry at Mt. Wilson Observatory for measuring double stars. Aravamudan Shri Aravamudan. Argelander Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander, 1799–1875, Prussian astronomer and assistant to Bessel.
Walker R. L. Walker. Ward I. W. Ward. Webb T. W. Webb, 1807–1885. Weisse M. Weisse. tex December 14, 2006 30 6:43 The Complete CD Guide to the Universe Winnecke F. A. Winnecke. Wirtz Carl Wirtz, –1939. Worley Carl Worley. –1997. Can this Magnitude Be Right? One thing you will notice right away when observing double stars is that in many cases, the magnitudes listed in the catalogs just do not look right! And they are not! So what is going on? In most cases, you will find that astronomers who worked in the late 1800s often seemed to badly mis-state the magnitudes of their stars.