Zu Chong-Zhi

(1964 VO1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 11 LEO 37
Incl: 5.85121
Eccent: 0.1684015
Period: 4.0635800014205 years
AU 2.5463953
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.11.1964 19:16 Nanking 118e49 32n4 observations 1

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Named for Zu Chong-Zhi (492–500), a distinguished astronomer-mathematician during the period of the Liu-Sung dynasty. He improved the calendrical system of his time. He constructed a bronze compass that can rotate freely while pointing in the same direction. He also ascertained that the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927. (M 4419)

Avastatud: 9-11-1964 Avastamiskoht: Nanking Avastajad: Purple Mountain Observatory

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