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Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu

Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu, Indian astronomer (Madras 10 August 1927 – Munich, Germany 19 August 1982)
Discovered Bappu-Bok-Newmark comet (1949)
Observed that width of emission lines of ionized calcium in the chromosphere of late type-stars was proportional to the absolute luminosity of these stars known as Wilson-Bappu effect (1957) 

Showed that behavior of sodium emission in comets near perihelion passage as influenced by solar wind effects




Donohoe Comet Medal, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1949)

Honorary Foreign Member, Belgium Alcademy of Sciences

Honorary Member, American Astronomical Society

President, International Astronomical Union (1979)

Asteroid VainuBappu 2596