Tuttle

(1991 US2 )
CURRENT POSITION: 1 CAP 13
Incl: 2.92949
Eccent: 0.1826694
Period: 5.5772978958854 years
AU 3.1448685
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

31.10.1991 14:03 Kushiro 144e35 43n5 observations 1

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Named for Horace P. Tuttle (1837–1923), astronomer at Harvard and — after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War — at the Naval Observatory in Washington. Co-discoverer of both the Perseid comet P/Swift-Tuttle and the Leonid comet P/Tempel-Tuttle {see planets  (5035) and  (3808) for the co-discoverers}, he also found four other comets and the minor planets  (66) Maja and  (73) Klytia. (M 22505)

Name suggested and citation prepared by I. Hasegawa.

Avastatud: 31-10-1991 Avastamiskoht: Kushiro Avastajad: Ueda, S., Kaneda, H.

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