Schjellerup, Hans Karl Frederik Christian
BornOdense, Denmark, 8 February 1827
DiedCopenhagen, Denmark, 13 November 1887
An astronomer who made a specialty of compiling reference data useful to others, Hans Schjellerup was a watchmaker in early life. In 1851, he became an assistant at the Copenhagen Observatory. There he computed planetary and cometary orbits and compiled a star catalog. In 1866, Schjellerup published a well-known catalog of red stars.
Schjellerup was an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society. A crater on the Moon is named for him.