Hanuman

(1951 WO2 )
CURRENT POSITION: 0 SCO 49
Incl: 17.27051
Eccent: 0.0829537
Period: 5.6831130491681 years
AU 3.1845211
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

26.11.1951 07:04 Mount Wilson 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named for the monkey-god in the mythology of India. Son of Vayu, Hanuman was gifted with almost unlimited physical strength, powerful virility and total chastity, a combination that made him the perfect worshipper of Rama. After a great victory, Rama gave a necklace of fine pearls to Hanuman, who proceeded to break them apart one after another with his teeth. After inspection Hanuman threw away the pieces. “They do not contain the name of Rama”, he declared, “and have no value”. Then he tore open his own chest, and on his heart in letters of flame stood out the name of Rama. (M 21605)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

Avastatud: 26-11-1951 Avastamiskoht: Mount Wilson Avastajad: Cunningham, L. E.

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