Couturier

(1990 RW )
CURRENT POSITION: 12 ARI 26
Incl: 1.23337
Eccent: 0.1589566
Period: 7.8532752593396 years
AU 3.9508191
Type: 0008

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14.9.1990 07:43 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of Pierre Couturier (b. 1942), president of the Observatoire de Paris. An expert in coronal heating and solar wind expansion, Couturier was initially a plasma physicist working on the solar wind. He became co-investigator of the radio experiment on the International Comet Explorer, which flew by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner in 1985. For five years, Couturier was associate director of the Institut National des Sciences de l´Univers, and he then became director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation. Name suggested by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni, and citation prepared by C. de Bergh.

Named in honor of Pierre Couturier (1942– ), president of the Observatoire de Paris. An expert in coronal heating and solar wind expansion, Couturier was initially a plasma physicist working on the solar wind. He became co-investigator of the radio experiment on the International Comet Explorer, which flew by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner in 1985. For five years, Couturier was associate director of the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers, and he then became director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation. (M 35482)

Name suggested by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni, and citation prepared by C. de Bergh.

Avastatud: 14-9-1990 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Holt, H. E.

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