Herget

(1955 OC )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 VIR 3
Incl: 8.11995
Eccent: 0.1729675
Period: 4.6620074452026 years
AU 2.7906278
Type: 0000

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27.7.1955 06:00 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of Paul Herget {1908–1981}, Director of the Cincinnati Observatory and distinguished service professor in the University of Cincinnati. He was founder of the Minor Planet Center in 1947, and a pioneer in the application of high speed computers to astronomical problems and one of the most skilled practitioners of this art at the present time. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and past president of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union. (M 3143)

Proposed by F. K. Edmondson and approved by acclamation at the meeting of Comm. 20, University of Sussex, England, 1970 August 26.

Obituaries published in MPC 6221 (1981); Sky Telesc., Vol. 62, p. 531 (1981); Phys. Today, Vol. 35, No. 1, p. 86–87 (1982).

Avastatud: 27-7-1955 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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