Baade

(1938 UJ )
CURRENT POSITION: 9 SCO 13
Incl: 7.29868
Eccent: 0.2399408
Period: 4.0617840326668 years
AU 2.5456449
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

20.10.1938 23:06 Bergedorf 10e14 53n29 observations 1

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Named in memory of Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (1893–1960), German-born astronomer who joined the staff of Mount Wilson Observatory in 1931 and whose observations of M31 and its companion led to the classification of stars in two discrete populations. While at Bergedorf in 1920 he discovered (944) Hidalgo, and at Palomar in 1949 he discovered (1566) Icarus. These are the minor planets of largest aphelion and smallest perihelion distance, respectively. (M 4236)

Presently, the record holding planets are (7066) Nessus and (3200) Phaeton, respectively. Baade is also honored by a lunar crater.

Obituaries published in Astron. Nachr., Band 285, p. 286 (1960); Nordisk Astron. Tidsskr., p. 115–116 (1960); Nature, Vol. 187, p. 1075 (1960); Observatory, Vol. 80, p. 166 (1960); Phys. Bl., Vol. 16, p. 428 (1960); Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., Vol. 72, p. 434 (1960); Science, Vol. 132, p. 137 (1960); Sky Telesc., Vol. 20, p. 76 (1960);...

Avastatud: 20-10-1938 Avastamiskoht: Bergedorf Avastajad: Wachmann, A.

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