Messier

(1996 BH )
CURRENT POSITION: 12 CAN 44
Incl: 3.66962
Eccent: 0.1735026
Period: 5.4759923495996 years
AU 3.1066703
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

16.1.1996 22:50 Klet 14e17 48n53 observations 1

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Named in memory of Charles Messier (1730–1817), French astronomer and first “comet hunter”. He found more than a dozen comets and independently recovered Halley’s Comet at its 1759 return. Nowadays, Messier is best known for his catalogue of 103 nebulae, star clusters and galaxies — a compilation he made in order to reduce confusion to comet hunters. (M 28672)

Avastatud: 16-1-1996 Avastamiskoht: Klet Avastajad: Tichy, M.

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