Boris Alexandrovich Vorontsov-Veljaminov

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Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov ( Russian Борис Александрович Воронцов-Вельяминов , English spelling Vorontsov-Velyaminov or Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov * 14. February 1904 in Ekaterinoslav ; † 27. January 1994 in Moscow ) was a Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist.

life and work

Independently of Robert Julius Trumpler , Voronzow-Veljaminow discovered the absorption of light by interstellar dust.

He compiled an atlas (Atlas of interacting galaxies) with over 800 unusual, mainly interacting galaxies , known as Vorontsov-Velyaminov galaxies, identified by VV and a catalog number.

Together with Wera Petrovna Archipowa , he compiled an extensive morphological catalog of galaxies based on the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey ( Morphological Catalog of Galaxies ) with around 30,000 objects. He also examined and classified planetary nebulae .

Vorontsov-Veljaminow is the author of a Russian textbook on astronomy for secondary schools. The main inner belt asteroid (2916) Voronveliya is named after him.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel : Dictionary of Minor Planet Names . Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition. Ed .: Lutz D. Schmadel. 5th edition. Springer Verlag , Berlin , Heidelberg 2003, ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7 , pp.  186 (English, 992 pp., [ONLINE; accessed on September 22, 2019] Original title: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names . First edition: Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1992): “1978 PW 2 . Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by NS Chernykh at Nauchnyj. "