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Schwabe, Heinrich Samuel [Astro*Index]

(shvah'buh) (1789-1875) German astronomer.

After 17 years of observations of sunspots, he announced his discovery of the sunspot cycle; he thought it was 10 years, but it is now known to be about 11 years. He also presented a drawing of Jupiter which displayed the Great Red Spot.

See also: ♦ Wolf, Maximillian Franz Joseph Cornelius


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