Hendrie

(1990 FJ )
CURRENT POSITION: 24 TAU 5
Incl: 3.00352
Eccent: 0.0127674
Period: 4.897242315349 years
AU 2.8837283
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

24.3.1990 21:07 Stakenbridge 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of Michael J. Hendrie, an English amateur with a longstanding interest in astronomy and skilled in the construction of his own instruments. Hendrie has constructed several observatories, most recently one housing a 0.25 m folded reflector for astrometric comet photography. A co-discoverer of periodic comet Crommelin in 1956, he began systematic comet photography in 1952, an interest that stimulated him to take an important role in promoting professional-amateur collaboration in Britain during the International Halley Watch. He served as director of the Comet Section of the British Astronomical Association for ten years. (M 17225)

Name proposed by the discoverer and endorsed by B. G. Marsden. Citation material provided by S. A. Mitton.

Avastatud: 24-3-1990 Avastamiskoht: Stakenbridge Avastajad: Manning, B. G. W.

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