Charles Wolf (astronomer)

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Charles Joseph Étienne Wolf (November 9, 1827 – July 4, 1918) was a French astronomer.

In 1862, Urbain Le Verrier offered him a post as assistant at the Paris Observatory.

In 1867 he and Georges Rayet discovered Wolf-Rayet stars. Note however that the nearby red dwarf Wolf 359 was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf and not by him.

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