McCrosky

(1940 AN )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 CAN 58
Incl: 4.8527
Eccent: 0.0772806
Period: 4.377592366752 years
AU 2.6759427
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

13.1.1940 22:56 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 1

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Named in honor of Richard E. McCrosky {1924– }, in appreciation of his role in the recovery of (1862) Apollo. On the staff of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, he has been in charge of the Prairie Network for the observations of fireballs, which led to the recovery of the Lost City meteorite in 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he was president of IAU Commission 22. (M 3936)

Discovered on 13-1-1940 in Heidelberg by Reinmuth, K.

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