Muriel Mussells Seyfert
Muriel M. Seyfert
|Died||November 9, 1997 (aged 88)|
|Resting place||Hall County Memorial Park, Gainesville, GA|
|Fields||Astronomer, Portrait artist|
Muriel E. Mussells Seyfert (born Muriel Elizabeth Mussells, 3 February 1909 – 9 November 1997) was an American astronomer best known for discovery of "ring nebulae" (planetary nebulae) in the Milky Way while working at the Harvard College Observatory in 1936.
Sylvia Mussells Lindsay, wife of Eric Mervyn Lindsay, was Muriel's sister. In May 20, 1935, she married Carl Keenan Seyfert after whom the Seyfert galaxies and the Seyfert's Sextet were named. The couple had two children.
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