Strattonia

(1942 XB )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 VIR 45
Incl: 6.28132
Eccent: 0.2121293
Period: 4.4010777462366 years
AU 2.685505
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

3.12.1942 21:10 Uccle 4e21 50n48 observations 1

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Named in honor of Professor Frederick J. M. Stratton {1881–1960}, Director of the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge, England, and long time member of the International Astronomical Union {General Secretary 1925–1938}, upon the occasion of the presentation of a commemorative volume at the R.A.S. meeting of 1955 August 23. (M 1255)

The dedication by the discoverer appears at the beginning of the volume “Vistas in Astronomy” (A. Beer, ed., Pergamon Press, 1955).

Stratton is also honored by a lunar crater.

Avastatud: 3-12-1942 Avastamiskoht: Uccle Avastajad: Delporte, E.

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