d'Arrest

(3107 P-L )
CURRENT POSITION: 20 LIB 45
Incl: 12.81023
Eccent: 0.1711809
Period: 4.2560840515771 years
AU 2.6261935
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

25.9.1960 11:06 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named in memory of Heinrich Louis d´Arrest (1822-1875), German astronomer. As an assistant astronomer at the Berlin Observatory, he, together with J. G. Galle, discovered the planet Neptune in 1846. From 1852 d´Arrest served as an astronomer at the Leipzig Observatory and was appointed professor of astronomy. In 1857 he went to Denmark as director of the Copenhagen Observatory, where he discovered (76) Freia. He detected several comets, among them a famous short-period comet, and he was a prolific observer of minor planets and nebulae.

Named in memory of Heinrich Louis d’Arrest (1822–1875), German astronomer. As an assistant astronomer at the Berlin Observatory, he, together with J. G. Galle {see planet  (2097)}, discovered the planet Neptune in 1846. From 1852 d’Arrest served as an astronomer at the Leipzig Observatory and was appointed professor of astronomy. In 1857 he went to Denmark as director of the Copenhagen Observatory, where he discovered (79) Freia. He detected several comets, among them a famous short-period comet, and he was a prolific observer of minor planets and nebulae. (M 34350; M 34385)

Name proposed and citation prepared by L.D.Schmadel.

Avastatud: 25-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehr

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