Marsden

(1971 FC )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 TAU 25
Incl: 17.53411
Eccent: 0.2060858
Period: 7.8434513035479 years
AU 3.9475237
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

24.3.1971 09:20 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of Brian G. Marsden {1937– }, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in recognition of his numerous contributions in the field of orbit calculations for comets and minor planets, his improved versions of the Catalogue of Cometary Orbits, and his activities in the Central Bureau and in Commission 20 of the I.A.U. (M 3826)

Proposed by his colleagues, Elizabeth Roemer, Frank Edmondson, Tom Gehrels and Paul Herget.

Marsden was also honored by a series of minor planets — see the citation for planet  (5699).

Avastatud: 24-3-1971 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Gehrels, T.

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