Kapteynia

(1916 YZ )
CURRENT POSITION: 17 CAN 48
Incl: 15.63228
Eccent: 0.092194
Period: 5.657024622587 years
AU 3.1747679
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

21.2.1916 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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Named in honor of the late Prof. Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn {1851–1922}, who was director of the Groningen Astronomical Laboratory from 1878 till 1921. He made pioneering researches in the field of galactic structure, initiated the plan of Selected Areas and made a major contribution to the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung. (M 2822)

See also the remark to  (1694) Kaiser. Kapteyn is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 21-2-1916 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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