Sherlock

(1981 VC1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 VIR 36
Incl: 2.94115
Eccent: 0.1606276
Period: 3.2606728303484 years
AU 2.1988288
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

2.11.1981 04:27 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named for Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective in the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes’s knowledge of astronomy was nil; he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the solar system. “You say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or my work.” (M 22506)

Name suggested by J. F. Bowers, citation prepared by J. B. Tatum.

Discovered on 2-11-1981 in Anderson Mesa by Bowell, E.

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