Brouwer

(1963 RF )
CURRENT POSITION: 5 VIR 45
Incl: 8.36686
Eccent: 0.2086803
Period: 7.8595894294821 years
AU 3.9529366
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

14.9.1963 04:19 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of the late Prof. Dirk Brouwer (1902–1966), Director of the Yale University Observatory since 1941, dean of celestial mechanicians in the U.S.A., president of Commission 20, I.A.U. (1948–1955), and an enthusiastic, inspiring leader in astrometry and dynamical astronomy. (M 2883)

The name was suggested by B. G. Marsden (who independently established the identity 1963 RF = 1947 QA) to memorialize Prof. Brouwer’s studies of the minor planet families. Following (1578) Kirkwood, this is the twenty-first permanently numbered member of the Hilda group.

Brouwer is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 14-9-1963 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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