Venusia

(1902 KX )
CURRENT POSITION: 9 LEO 28
Incl: 2.09252
Eccent: 0.2163459
Period: 8.0246365586733 years
AU 4.0080843
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

24.12.1902 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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Named for the insula Venusia, or Hveen, island in the Sound between Denmark and Sweden, provided by King Frederick II of Denmark in 1576 to Tycho Brahe {see planet  (1677)} for his observatories Uraniborg and Stjerneborg. (H 54; AN 166, 319 (1904))

Named on the occasion of a visit of the participants of the 1904 meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Lund, Sweden, by Miss Bruhns, daughter of C. Bruhns, director of the Leipzig Observatory.

The island is also commemorated by planets  (379) and  (1678).

Avastatud: 24-12-1902 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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