Guo Shou Jing

1964 TE2 . Discovered 1964 Oct. 9 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for Guo Shou-Jing (1231-1316), a prominent Chinese astronomer of the Yuan dynasty. Believing that observations are fundamental to calendrical work and that high-quality instruments are indispensable for making satisfactory observations, he devised and constructed numerous ingenious astronomical instruments. He also conducted an expedition to measure latitudes and derived an accurate value for the obliquity of the ecliptic. (M 4420)

Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment