Olaf Hassel

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Olaf Hassel (12 May 1898 – 22 August 1972) was a Norwegian amateur astronomer. He was born in Øvre Sandsvær. He is known for his discoveries of the comet Jurlov-Achmarof-Hassel in April 1939 and the nova V446 Herculis on 7 March 1960. Hassel was born deaf.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Engvold, Oddbjørn. "Olaf Hassel". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Olaf Hassel". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 

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