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.


  1. ^ Park, F. R. (1961). "An All-Sky Camera for Auroral Photography". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 55: 203. Bibcode:1961JRASC..55..203P.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)