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Goodricke (1983 CF )       CURRENT POSITION: 12 GEM 30         DISCOVERY POSITION: 16 LEO 34

Incl: 5.46924      Eccent: 0.1998721      Period: 3.3262271324 years      AU 2.2282019      Type: 0000

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Named for John Goodricke (1764–1786), the deaf and dumb Dutch-English astronomer who studied the light variations of the star Algol and correctly suggested that it is what we now call an eclipsing variable. He also discovered and studied the variable star Delta Cephei. (M 10847)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by B. Hetherington.


Discovered on 11-2-1983 in Anderson Mesa by Bowell, E.

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