(1932 VB )
Incl: 4.87489
Eccent: 0.0761271
Period: 3.3182398021934 years
AU 2.2246334
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

4.11.1932 23:26 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named after the city of Rutherford, New York. (LDS)

Name proposed by Irving L. Meyer, Rutherford, N.Y. and endorsed by G. Stracke (RI 1534).

The name is erroneously interpreted in many sources as belonging to the 1908 Nobel Prize winner Lord Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937). The correct interpretation, however, has been found on a postcard, dated Feb. 2, 1937, from G. Stracke to the discoverer: “Ein amerikanischer Kollege, der selber keinen Planeten entdeckt hat, möchte gern zwei Planeten mit dem Namen “Riceia” {see planet  (1230)} (Leiter Rice vom Amerik. Museum der Naturwissenschaften in New York) und “Rutherfordia” (Rutherford ist der Ort einer Privatsternwarte) taufen...”

Avastatud: 4-11-1932 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Reinmuth, K.

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