Frank Schlesinger

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Schlesinger, Frank


Born May 11, 1871, in New York; died July 10,1943, in Connecticut. American astronomer.

Schlesinger’s principal works dealt with photographic astrometry. He developed a technique for determining stellar parallaxes and compiled a number of catalogs of stellar positions that were determined with wide-angle astrographs designed after his idea.


Jones, H. S. “Frank Schlesinger.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1944, vol. 104, no. 2. pp. 94–98.
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