De Sitter

(1935 SR1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 24 LEO 54
Incl: 0.61684
Eccent: 0.1599558
Period: 5.6263449701696 years
AU 3.163279
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

28.9.1935 22:51 Johannesburg 28e4 26s11 observations 1

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Named in honor of the late Prof. Willem de Sitter {1872–1934}, who was director of the Leiden Observatory from 1918 till 1934. He made major contributions in the theory of the Jupiter satellites, astronomical constants and cosmology. (M 2822) Name proposed by the Leiden Observatory.

De Sitter is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 28-9-1935 Avastamiskoht: Johannesburg Avastajad: van Gent, H.

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