Wilkickia

(1982 SG4 )
CURRENT POSITION: 18 SAG 35
Incl: 9.6294
Eccent: 0.0858561
Period: 5.195689250493 years
AU 2.9997292
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

20.9.1982 23:54 Nauchnyj 34e1 44n32 observations 1

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Named in memory of Andrej Ippolitovich Wilkitzky (Wilkicki; 1858–1913) and his son Boris Andreevich Wilkitzky (1885–1961), outstanding Russian hydrographers and Arctic explorers, who made an invaluable contribution to mastering the navigation of the Northern Maritime Way. In 1913 Boris Wilkitzky discovered a new archipelago, named by him “The Land of Emperor Nicholas II” (now Severnaya Zemlya), as well as a strait named for him. (M 30096)

This minor planet is named by the discoverer following a suggestion by V. K. Abalakin.

Avastatud: 20-9-1982 Avastamiskoht: Nauchnyj Avastajad: Chernykh, N. S.

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