(1894 BF )
NOW @ 9 LEO 13
FOUND @ 18 TAU 51
Inclination: 14.32
Eccentricity: 0.139
Period: 4.898 years
AU 2.884
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

4.11.1894 21:10 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Concerning this name there exist different explanations. E. Weiss (Astronomischer Kalender für 1896, p. 155) interpreted the name as “eine Ehrenbezeugung für Kaiser Wilhelm”, the German emperor. T. Gehrels gives the more likely explanation that this planet was named in honor of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880–1962): “At the time of discovery, it must have drawn quite a bit of attention in western Europe that Princess Wilhelmina was so young and, because of the death of her father became nominally Queen already at the age of 10! There must have been sympathetic publicity because the Dutch Royal Family was and is highly respected.” Queen Wilhelmina abducated 1948 in favor of her daughter Juliana {see also the citation for planet  (816)}. (LDS) _ _.

Avastatud: 4-11-1894 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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