Yi Xing

(1964 VQ1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 19 SAG 54
Incl: 4.11933
Eccent: 0.1665756
Period: 3.7630939278848 years
AU 2.4192643
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.11.1964 19:16 Nanking 118e49 32n4 observations 1

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Named for Yi Xing or I Hsing (683–727), also known as Zhang Sui. This famous Chinese astronomer of the Tang dynasty constructed a bronze armillary sphere for measuring stellar altitudes, and he conducted a large-scale latitude-measurement project in many places across China. He also reformed the Chinese calendrical system. (M 4420)

Avastatud: 9-11-1964 Avastamiskoht: Nanking Avastajad: Purple Mountain Observatory

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