Chicago

(1892 L )
CURRENT POSITION: 17 AQU 45
Incl: 4.64356
Eccent: 0.0238186
Period: 7.6665163865136 years
AU 3.8879319
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

23.8.1892 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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Named by the discoverer at an astronomical congress in Chicago to honor this great city. (AN 134, 167 (1893))

This congress was in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition (May to October 1893) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. The name Columbia was to be chosen but it had been appropriated shortly before by A. Charlois for (327). The newly constructed mounting and tube of the Yerkes 40-inch refractor in operating position were exhibited at the Exposition by the builders Warner and Swasey (see also planets  (990) and  (992)) (H 37).

Avastatud: 23-8-1892 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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