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Asteroids discovered: 1 [1]
705 Erminia October 6, 1910 MPC

Emil Ernst (6 June 1889– 26 June 1942) was a German astronomer and discoverer of a minor planet.

He did his Ph.D. dissertation in 1918 at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl (Heidelberg Observatory) at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in southern Germany.[2]

At the time, the observatory at Heidelberg was a center for asteroid discovery under the direction of Max Wolf. During his time there, Ernst discovered the main-belt asteroid 705 Erminia.


  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ List of Dissertations at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl Archived 2004-06-23 at the Wayback Machine

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