Burnhamia

(1916 AD )
CURRENT POSITION: 21 SCO 4
Incl: 3.97838
Eccent: 0.2011056
Period: 5.6837652049274 years
AU 3.1847648
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

20.9.1916 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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Named in honor of the American astronomer Sherburne Wesley Burnham (1838–1921). From 1869 he observed as an amateur astronomer and discovered many visual binaries. Later he observed in Chicago (1877), Lick (1888) and Yerkes (1897) Observatories. Burnham is the author of the famous General Catalogue of Double Stars of 13,665 binaries. (H 82; AN 214, 69 (1921))

Burnham is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 20-9-1916 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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