Martin Brendel

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Otto Rudolf Martin Brendel (12 August 1862 – 6 September 1939) was a German astronomer. Born in Berlin-Niederschönhausen, he obtained the first successful photograph of the aurora borealis at Bossekop in northern Norway in 1892.[1] He died in Freiburg.

The asteroid 761 Brendelia is named after Brendel.

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  1. ^ http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1961JRASC..55..203P. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 55, p.203