J.F. Skjellerup: a forgotten name in South African cometary astronomy

Orchiston, Wayne (2003) J.F. Skjellerup: a forgotten name in South African cometary astronomy. Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, 62 (3 and ). pp. 54-73.

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South African-based astronomers have a proud record of cometary discovery, and one name that stands out is J.F. Skjellerup. Although Skjellerup is best-known for of his association with that famous periodic comet, 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup, he made a number of other discoveries, and carried out regular observations of known comets. He was also a gifted variable star observer, and played a key role in the early development of Cape Town's first astronomical society. For a decade prior to his return to Australia in 1923, Skjellerup made a short but valuable contribution to South African astronomy.

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