Charles Wolf (astronomer)

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Charles Joseph Étienne Wolf (9 November 1827 in Vorges – 4 July 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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  • MNRAS 79 (1919) 235
  • "Notes". Nature. 101 (2545): 450. 1918. Bibcode:1918Natur.101..450.. doi:10.1038/101450a0. (p. 451)
  • Obs 41 (1918) 365
  • The Pulfrich Effect: Wolf (1865)[permanent dead link]