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BODE; Johannes E.; 1747-1826; GER

Director of Berlin Observatory between 1785 and 1825, Bode described the well known mathematic formula giving the distance ratio of the solar system's planets (Titius-Bode law), created the "Astronomisches Jahrbuch" in 1779 (among the first european research publication) and a catalogue of nebulae containing 75 objects in 1777 and 77 in 1780 (containing 50 "true" deep sky objects and 5 personnal discoveries): "A Complete Catalogue of Hitherto Observed Nebulous Stars and Star Clusters".