Ptolemaeus

(1949 PV )
CURRENT POSITION: 4 TAU 36
Incl: 5.458
Eccent: 0.1723514
Period: 3.458659581067 years
AU 2.2869596
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

2.8.1949 00:04 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee for the celebrated author of the Almagest, whose ideas dominated astronomical thought in Europe and the Middle East from the second to the sixteenth centuries. (M 19335)

Ptolemaeus is also honored by craters on Mars and on the Moon.

Avastatud: 2-8-1949 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Reinmuth, K.

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