Russia

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CURRENT POSITION: 13 LIB 0
Incl: 6.0657
Eccent: 0.1746673
Period: 4.0786909313178 years
AU 2.5527041
Type: 0000

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31.1.1883 00:00 Vienna 16e20 48n14 observations 0

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Named after the former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia which is nearly coextensive with the present U.S.S.R. (H 28)

Named (BAJ Circ., No. 200 (1883)) by Baron Basil von Engelhardt of Dresden. The Engelhardt Observatory near Kasan, U.S.S.R. resulted from a gift of the instruments of Engelhardt’s private observatory in Dresden. Engelhardt was born in Russia.

Times are changing — Russia —> U.S.S.R. —> “new” Russia!

Discovered on 31-1-1883 in Vienna by Palisa, J.

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