Solf

1992 DJ4. Discovered 1992 Feb. 27 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named in honor of Josef K. M. Solf (1934- ), professor of astronomy at Heidelberg and Jena, and since 1994 director of the Thuoringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg. During 1969-1994 he served as staff member of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie at Heidelberg and its Calar Alto Observatory. He is primarily interested in instrumentation for large optical telescopes. A pioneer in using high-resolution long-slit spectroscopic techniques, Solf made important contributions to the study of collimated mass outflows from both young and evolved stars, such as jets from pre-main sequence stars, Herbig-Haro objects,

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