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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

pp 527-527

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Dawson, Bernhard

  • Thomas HockeyAffiliated withDepartment of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa Email author 

Born circa 1891

Died 18 June 1960

On 8 November 1942, Bernhard Dawson discovered Nova Puppis, one of the brightest nova of the twentieth century, at the Córdoba Astronomical Observatory (La Plata, Argentina). The light curve of CV Pup was prepared by Edison Pettit .

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