Shoemaker

(1974 UA )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 LIB 37
Incl: 30.0741
Eccent: 0.0818234
Period: 2.4145790683118 years
AU 1.7997585
Type: 0005

Discovery Chart

17.10.1974 06:36 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named by the discoverer to honor her colleague and friend Eugene M. Shoemaker {1928–1997}. An outstanding scientist, he has played a principal role in the Lunar Ranger, Surveyor and Apollo missions. His definitive work on meteor craters is a classic. His more recent areas of interest and contributions range from paleomagnetism to a planet-crossing asteroid survey. (M 4548)

This name has also been proposed by B. G. Marsden.

Obituaries published in Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., Vol. 110, p. 490–492 (1998); Meteorit. Planet. Sci., Vol. 32, No. 6, p. 985–986 (1997); Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 1049–1050 (1997); Ir. Astron. J., Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 3 (1998); J. R. Astron. Soc. Can., Vol. 91, No. 5, p. 238–239 (1997); Heavens, Vol. 78, No. 9, p. 26–28 (1997); Nature, Vol. 389, No. 6647, p. 132 (1997); Int. Comet Q., Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 153–154 (1997); Astron. Raumfahrt Unterr., Jahrg. 34, Heft 6, p. 41 (1997); WGN, Vol. 25, No....

Avastatud: 17-10-1974 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Helin, E. F.

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