Hertzprung E.

HERTZPRUNG, EnjarVisiting Professional  Astronomer
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In brief :
Famous for:
He, independently  from Henry Norris Russel, around 1913, had first put forward the idea that later became known as the Hertzsprung – Russel Diagram. [Mitton]
In 1973 Hertzsprung was the recipient of the Bruce Medal.
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Summary:
The  first astronomer to be sent by Leiden to the Union Observatory. (Approximately 1938)

Historical background :
History:
The  graph developed by him displays the magnitude (luminosity)  / colour (temperature/ spectral type) relationship between any sample of stars.
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Career:
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Personal:

Instruments:

Link to the Telescope Manufacturers.


Sources:

Link to the Main Bibliography Section and more information about Sources.

Remaining  Artifacts:
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Bibliography:
Mitton,  J., A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy, 1991, OUP.
Smits, P., A Brief History of Astronomy in Southern Africa. (Unpublished).
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Links:
Related External Links:
HR Diagram and Stellar Evolution
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics:
Bruce Medal:
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