Watsonia

(1912 OD )
CURRENT POSITION: 15 LIB 53
Incl: 18.05081
Eccent: 0.0972271
Period: 4.5834056345562 years
AU 2.7591722
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.2.1912 00:00 Winchester 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Named in honor of the American astronomer James Craig Watson (1838–1880), director of the Ann Arbor Observatory, Michigan, who detected some comets and 22 minor planets. He left an endowment with the National Academy for the care of the “Watson” asteroids. (H 73)

Watson is also honored by a lunar crater. See also the remarks to planet  (1052).

Avastatud: 9-2-1912 Avastamiskoht: Winchester Avastajad: Metcalf, J. H.

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