Wilhelmina

(1894 BF )
CURRENT POSITION: 6 CAN 58
Incl: 14.30848
Eccent: 0.1401923
Period: 4.9035187765036 years
AU 2.8861917
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

4.11.1894 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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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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