Vsevolod Sharonov

Sharonov, Vsevolod Vasil’evich

 

Born Feb. 25 (Mar. 10), 1901, in St. Petersburg; died Nov. 27, 1964, in Leningrad. Soviet astronomer. Member of the CPSU from 1949.

Sharonov was a professor at Leningrad State University from 1944. Beginning in 1951, he was also director of the university observatory. Sharonov worked out new methods of absolute photometry and colorimetry, which have been applied to the study of the solar corona and the determination of the light solar constant. He also invented a number of devices for investigating the visibility of distant objects and fires.

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Izmerenie i raschet vidimosti dalekikh predmetov. Moscow-Leningrad, 1947.
Mars. Moscow-Leningrad, 1947.
Priroda planet. Moscow, 1958.
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Decades ago, Russian astronomer Vsevolod Sharonov, a pioneer in planetary photometry, pointed out that observers can improve the eye's sensitivity threshold to contrast by reducing the difference in brightness between the disk of a planet or satellite and its background.
Russian astronomer Vsevolod Sharonov, a pioneer in the field of planetary photometry, pointed out that reducing the difference in brightness between the disk of a planet and the background against which it is seen significantly improves the threshold contrast sensitivity of the eye.