Lacroute

(1950 VA )
CURRENT POSITION: 19 GEM 46
Incl: 1.66419
Eccent: 0.1918369
Period: 5.4786282463236 years
AU 3.1076671
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.11.1950 21:36 Algiers 3e4 36n44 observations 1

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Named in honor of Pierre Lacroute {1906–1993}, well-known French astrometrist who made an independent reduction of the AGK3 using a plate-overlapping technique. As director of the Strasbourg Observatory he was instrumental in the establishment of the Stellar Data Center there, and he served as president of IAU Commission 24 during 1973–1976. (M 4419)

Obituaries published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 1498 (1993); Astronomie, Vol. 107, p. 128–129 (1993).

Discovered on 9-11-1950 in Algiers by Boyer, L.

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