Lowell

(1949 MP )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 ARI 37
Incl: 14.87861
Eccent: 0.1568441
Period: 4.2585137116357 years
AU 2.6271929
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

21.6.1949 07:11 Flagstaff 111w40 35n12 observations 1

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Named in honor of Percival Lowell {1855–1916}, the founder, director and endower of Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, Arizona. Lowell, during his lifetime and beginning in 1905 directed three searches of the ecliptic for a trans-Neptunian planet. In all these surveys positions for all the minor planets found were measured and he was the discoverer of (793) Arizona. (M 4157)

The planet was found with the 13-inch astrograph with which Pluto, the PlanetX predicted by Lowell, was discovered. Lowell is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

Avastatud: 21-6-1949 Avastamiskoht: Flagstaff Avastajad: Giclas, H. L.

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