(1962 RP )
Incl: 1.49014
Eccent: 0.1736315
Period: 3.7328442511865 years
AU 2.406282
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.9.1962 06:28 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in memory of W. W. Campbell (1862–1938), observational spectroscopist, director of the Lick Observatory (1901–1930), president of the University of California (1923–1930), president of the International Astronomical Union (1922–1925) and president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1931–1935). He pioneered in conceiving, organizing and carrying out the first large-scale systematic program for the accurate measurement of stellar radial velocities. (M 12457)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson. Citation prepared by D. E. Osterbrock.

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

Avastatud: 7-9-1962 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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