Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov

Soviet astrophysicist

Date of Birth: 14-Feb-1904

Place of Birth: Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 27-Jan-1994

Profession: astrophysicist

Nationality: Russia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov

  • Boris Aleksandrovich Vorontsov-Velyaminov (????? ????????????? ????????-??????????) (February 14, 1904 – January 27, 1994) was a Soviet/Russian astrophysicist.
  • His name is sometimes given as Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov.He independently discovered the absorption of light by interstellar dust, which was also discovered by Robert Julius Trumpler.
  • He compiled a catalogue of what are now known as Vorontsov-Velyaminov galaxies (the Atlas of Interacting Galaxies), as well as a larger and more general catalogue of galaxies (the Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies).
  • He also studied and classified planetary nebulae.
  • He is also the author of the standard Russian astronomy textbook for high schools as well as astronomy textbook for secondary school.

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