Strattonia

(1942 XB )
CURRENT POSITION: 24 LEO 20
Incl: 6.28548
Eccent: 0.2129184
Period: 4.4029786626253 years
AU 2.6862782
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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