West

(1938 CK )
CURRENT POSITION: 18 CAN 21
Incl: 5.65561
Eccent: 0.1161577
Period: 4.45173785705 years
AU 2.7060739
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.2.1938 01:56 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named in honor of Richard M. West, astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, well known as the discoverer of a bright comet, and active as an observer and discoverer of minor planets. (M 4359)

West served as general secretary of the International Astronomical Union from 1982 to 1985, and as president of IAU Commission 20 from 1988 to 1991.

Avastatud: 7-2-1938 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Reinmuth, K.

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