Wolfgangmattig

1937 TB. Discovered 1937 Oct. 11 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Wolfgang Mattig (1927- ), German solar physicist and cosmologist at the Freiburg Kiepenheuer-Institut, on the occasion of his retirement. In his thesis, Mattig worked on relativistic cosmology and, in 1957, he discovered an analytical relation between the redshift and the apparent magnitude of galaxies. He took an active part in the development of the Teide Observatory, Canary Islands. Since 1980, Mattig has been the German representative in the Solar Physics Commission of COSPAR. (M 22503)

Name proposed and citation prepared by J. Schubart, endorsed by G. Klare and L. D. Schmadel.

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