Kuiper

(2520 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 VIR 7
Incl: 9.48575
Eccent: 0.0168221
Period: 5.4620719012942 years
AU 3.1014031
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 11:05 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of G. P. Kuiper {1905–1973}, former Director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at Tucson, and former Director of the Yerkes Observatory. Dr. Kuiper was a well known authority on the solar system and initiated both the McDonald Survey and the Palomar-Leiden Survey of minor planets. (M 3185)

Kuiper is also honored by a crater on Mars. Obituaries published in Icarus, Vol. 22, p. 117–118 (1974); Nature, Vol. 248, p. 539–540 (1974); Observatory, Vol. 94, p. 94 (1974); Phys. Today, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 85, 87 (1974); Science, Vol. 183, p. 1323 (1974); Sky Telesc., Vol. 47, p. 83 (1974); Zenit, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 13 (1974); Irish Astron. J., Vol. 11, p. 158 (1973); Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 5, p. 56–58 (1974); l’Astronomie, 89. année, p. 84–85 (1975).

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

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