Kitt Peak

(1954 UQ2 )
Incl: 2.40463
Eccent: 0.0411022
Period: 3.4706261112801 years
AU 2.2922316
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

28.10.1954 06:28 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named to commemorate two important events in the history of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Members of the Papago Tribal Council and the Schuk Toak District Council visited the Steward Observatory on the evening of 1955 Oct. 28, just one year after the discovery of this minor planet. This was the first step in arranging for the establishment of an astronomical observatory on Kitt Peak. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) was incorporated on 1957 Oct. 28. (M 9079) Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

Avastatud: 28-10-1954 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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