(in Germany before moving to the USA in 1984)

Dr. Otto-G. Richter

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September 1982 - September 1984

Postdoctoral Fellow

European Southern Observatory, Garching, FRG


Dr. Richter used polarimeters, spectrographs, image tubes, CCD detectors, and cameras on various optical telescopes at the La Silla observatory location in Chile to make measurements of galaxies and stars.

He designed and implemented software for the MIDAS image processing system in use at ESO.

He organized several local scientific conferences and meetings as well as a major international conference: The Virgo Cluster of Galaxies (see ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings No. 20, 1985, edited by O.-G. Richter and B. Binggeli).

Reference: Dr. I.J. Danziger (danziger@ts.astro.it)


April 1981 - August 1982

Research Associate

Max Plank Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, FRG


Dr. Richter supported spectroscopic as well as VLBI observations with the 100m antenna together with the off-line tape processing, correlator operations, and data reduction and analysis.

He also started work on the H I external galaxy catalog.

During this appointment he finished his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Hamburg.

Immediate Supervisor: Dr. W.K. Huchtmeier (whuchtmeier@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)


April 1980 - March 1981

Research Assistant

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, FRG


Dr. Richter supported data acquisition at the 100m radio telescope using the ARGUS computer.

He developed data acquisition and analysis software in FORTRAN.

He conducted H I spectroscopy using 21 cm receivers (both cooled and un-cooled FETs).

He did some continuum observations at 1.3, 6, and 11 cm wavelengths.

He also participated in a VLBI program to monitor 3C345's superluminal expansion.

Immediate Supervisor: Dr. W.K. Huchtmeier (whuchtmeier@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)


March 1979 - March 1980

Assistant Astronomer

Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, FRG


Dr. Richter supported optical astronomical observations with development of real-time data acquisition software, data reduction, single and multi-channel photometry, and photography (using the original (!) Schmidt telescope).

Immediate Supervisor: Prof. H.J. Wendker (hjwendker@hs.uni-hamburg.de)


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Otto-G. Richter