Hertzsprung

(1935 LA )
CURRENT POSITION: 25 LEO 18
Incl: 11.93901
Eccent: 0.2736239
Period: 4.6743369630836 years
AU 2.7955458
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

5.5.1935 02:15 Johannesburg 28e4 26s11 observations 1

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Named in honor of the late Prof. E. Hertzsprung {1873–1967}, who was Director of the Leiden Observatory from 1934 till 1945. A well-known authority in the field of astronomical photometry, he initiated the Leiden Variable Star Survey of the southern Milky Way, during which survey many asteroids and some comets were found. (M 2822)

Name proposed by the Leiden Observatory.

Hertzsprung is also honored by a lunar crater. Obituary published in Astron. Nachr., Vol. 291, p. 85–87 (1969).

Avastatud: 5-5-1935 Avastamiskoht: Johannesburg Avastajad: van Gent, H.

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