Woltjer

(4010 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 5 LEO 21
Incl: 7.52919
Eccent: 0.1914815
Period: 4.6485809840742 years
AU 2.7852672
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 09:01 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in honor of Dr. Jan J. Woltjer Jr. {1891–1946}, who was assistant professor at the Leiden Observatory from 1941–1946. He was an authority in the field of celestial mechanics and Cepheid pulsations. (M 3569)

This name has been proposed by Dr. G. P. Kuiper. Woltjer is also honored by a lunar crater.

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

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