Arcetri

(1991 AR1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 15 SAG 28
Incl: 0.78895
Eccent: 0.1999371
Period: 5.5345664807986 years
AU 3.1287846
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

11.1.1991 05:56 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for the Florence Observatory, moved in 1872 from the center of the city to Arcetri, near the house in which Galileo died. The original observatory, La Specola, was also associated with Galileo, and nineteenth-century directors included the comet hunters Pons, Donati and Tempel. It was Donati who moved the observatory to its present location.

Named for the Florence Observatory, moved in 1872 from the center of the city to Arcetri, near the house in which Galileo died. The original observatory, La Specola, was also associated with Galileo, and nineteenth-century directors included the comet hunters Pons, Donati and Tempel {see planet  (3808)}. It was Donati who moved the observatory to its present location. (M 28090)

Avastatud: 11-1-1991 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Helin, E. F.

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