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Golson (1959 RJ )       CURRENT POSITION: 28 SCO 42         DISCOVERY POSITION: 1 ARI 45

Incl: 5.08746      Eccent: 0.1636429      Period: 4.28976935329 years      AU 2.6400322      Type: 0000

Discovery Chart
7.9.1959 07:11 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

Named in memory of John C. Golson (1927–1984), the first employee of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. “J. C.” had been a night assistant at the McDonald Observatory before he was hired by Aden B. Meinel {see planet  (4065)} to work as an observer on the site survey for a national optical astronomy observatory. The first person hired after Kitt Peak was selected, he received a special service award during the celebration of KPNO’s 25th anniversary in February 1983. (M 10043)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.


Discovered on 7-9-1959 in Brooklyn by Indiana University

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