Holden

(1955 QK )
CURRENT POSITION: 6 ARI 38
Incl: 6.42396
Eccent: 0.1404488
Period: 3.5161001432346 years
AU 2.3122108
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

23.8.1955 05:16 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in memory of Edward Singleton Holden (1846–1914), first director of the Lick Observatory and founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific {see planet  (2848)}. (M 14480)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson in the ASP’s centennial year and one year after the centennial of the Lick Observatory.

Holden was also director of the Washburn Observatory of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is also honored by craters on the Moon and on Mars.

Avastatud: 23-8-1955 Avastamiskoht: Brooklyn Avastajad: Indiana University

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