Huggins

(1982 DS )
CURRENT POSITION: 21 LIB 21
Incl: 4.16794
Eccent: 0.0792035
Period: 3.3328040530176 years
AU 2.2311381
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

21.2.1982 07:57 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named for William Huggins (1824–1910), pioneer in astronomical spectroscopy. Huggins stated that the chemical elements on the Earth also existed in the stars, discovered the gaseous nature of bright nebulae, was the first to study the spectrum of a nova and measured the radial velocity of Sirius. As early as 1875 he had devised methods of photographing spectra, and this resulted in the publication of his Atlas of Representative Stellar Spectra in 1899. (M 9768)

Name suggested and citation prepared by B. Hetherington.

Huggins is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

Avastatud: 21-2-1982 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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