Demin

(1978 RH1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 SCO 13
Incl: 3.3938
Eccent: 0.1138663
Period: 3.2111170222205 years
AU 2.1764934
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

5.9.1978 23:20 Nauchnyj 34e1 44n32 observations 1

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Named in memory of Vladimir Grigor’evich Demin (1929–1996), well-known expert on celestial mechanics and dynamics of rigid bodies, professor at Moscow University for many years and member of the editorial board of Kosmicheskie Issledovaniya (Cosmic Researches). With Aksenov and Grebenikov {see planets  (4777) and  (4268), respectively} he investigated the generalized problem of two fixed centers, and he was among the first, to develop theories of the motions of artificial satellites. He was also known for numerous monographs and textbooks on celestial mechanics, and he blazed the way to science for many students. (M 29144)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

Avastatud: 5-9-1978 Avastamiskoht: Nauchnyj Avastajad: Chernykh, N. S.

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