Seeberg

(1976 DJ1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 7 GEM 48
Incl: 5.9645
Eccent: 0.1318612
Period: 7.9856272075719 years
AU 3.9950844
Type: 0008

Discovery Chart

27.2.1976 21:58 Tautenburg 11e43 50n59 observations 1

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Named for the Seeberg Observatory, situated upon a well-marked hill close to the town of Gotha. In the time of the duke Ernst II von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745-1804) and the astronomer F. X. von Zach, it was an important center for astronomy. The first meeting of European astronomers took place at the Seeberg Observatory in August 1798. This naming honors the 200th anniversary of that conference, as well as the 1998 International Spring Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Gotha, held on the occasion of this anniversary. Name endorsed by P. Brosche.

Named for the Seeberg Observatory, situated upon a well-marked hill close to the town of Gotha {see planet  (1346)}. In the time of the duke Ernst II von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (1745–1804) and the astronomer F. X. von Zach {see planet  (999)}, it was an important center for astronomy. The first meeting of European astronomers took place at the Seeberg Observatory in August 1789. This naming honors the 200th anniversary of that conference, as well as the 1998 International Spring Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Gotha, held on the occasion of this anniversary. (M 31612)

Named endorsed by P. Brosche.

Avastatud: 27-2-1976 Avastamiskoht: Tautenburg Avastajad: Borngen, F.

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