Newtonia

(1908 CW )
CURRENT POSITION: 6 SCO 13
Incl: 4.12028
Eccent: 0.2161126
Period: 4.0816135692872 years
AU 2.5539233
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

30.3.1908 00:00 Taunton 71w5 41n54 observations 0

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Named for the city of Newton, Massachusetts. (B. G. Marsden; AN 182, 332 (1909))

Named by Z. Daniel, Princeton University Observatory.

Previously, the name was interpreted as an honor for the great English physicist Isaac Newton. The correct interpretation was now given by Brian G. Marsden who met Zaccheus Daniel at the April 1960 meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Pittsburgh, PA. Marsden states: “As I interpreted it, the point was that Z. Daniel did not know whether to honor Isaac or H. A. Newton, so he got around the matter by choosing Newton, Massachusetts, instead.” The Small Bodies Names Committee in 1998 corrected the situation by naming planet  (8000) to the great physicist.

Avastatud: 30-3-1908 Avastamiskoht: Taunton Avastajad: Metcalf, J. H.

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