Ferguson

(1941 SY1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 AQU 51
Incl: 3.25591
Eccent: 0.0575512
Period: 4.7979392031507 years
AU 2.8446124
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

17.9.1941 06:30 Washington 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of James Ferguson (1797–1867), a civil engineer, member of the Northwest Boundary Survey, assistant in the U.S. Coast Survey, and from 1848–1867 an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory on the 9.6 inch refractor. He made the first discovery of a minor planet in America in Sept. 1854, namely (31) Euphrosyne, and later discovered (50) Virginia and (60) Echo. He was a skilled computer, widely read, and an admirable conversationalist. (M 4155)

Avastatud: 17-9-1941 Avastamiskoht: Washington Avastajad: Willis, J.

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