Alsufi

(6585 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 15 CAN 55
Incl: 2.43413
Eccent: 0.1278279
Period: 5.4829921783878 years
AU 3.1093172
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 08:24 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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The Persian astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi; 903-986) worked in Isfahan. His influential star atlas, completed around 964 and based on both Ptolemy's Almagest and pre-Islamic star lore, contains the earliest description of the Andromeda Galaxy, M 31.

Avastatud: 24-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehr

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