Purple Mountain

(1980 XW )
CURRENT POSITION: 4 SCO 15
Incl: 5.831
Eccent: 0.13023
Period: 3.6031595584575 years
AU 2.3502223
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.12.1980 14:06 Nanking 118e49 32n4 observations 1

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Named in honor of the Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO), established in 1934 in the eastern part of Nanjing {see planet  (2078)}, near the Yangtse River. Research undertaken at PMO includes celestial mechanics, astrophysics, and radio and space astronomy. Four comets and over one hundred minor planets have been discovered at PMO. The observatory has also played an important role in developing modern Chinese astronomy. (M 22829)

Avastatud: 7-12-1980 Avastamiskoht: Nanking Avastajad: Purple Mountain Observatory

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