Richard Alfred Rossiter

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Richard Alfred Rossiter (born December 19, 1886 in Oswego , New York , † January 26, 1977 in Bloemfontein , South Africa ) was an astronomer and one of the namesake for the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect .

Richard Alfred Rossiter was particularly concerned with the study of double stars and discovered over 5500 double stars. From 1928 to 1952 he was director of the Lamont-Hussey Observatory in Bloemfontein .


  • Catalog of Southern Double Stars , 1955

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