The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2007 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, F. Jamil Ragep, JoAnn Palmeri, Marvin Bolt

Dawson, Bernhard

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30400-7_342

Borncirca1891

Died18 June 1960

On 8 November 1942, Bernhard Dawson discovered Nova Puppis, one of the brightest nova of the 20th century, at the Córdoba Astronomical Observatory (La Plata, Argentina). The light curve of CV Pup was prepared by Edison Pettit .

Selected Reference

  1. Burnham, Jr. Robert, (1978). Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System. Vol. 3, New York: Dover, pp. 1505–1509.Google Scholar

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