Indiana

1950 GF. Discovered 1950 Mar. 14 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of the state of Indiana and Indiana University, the parent institution of the astronomy department and the observatory in which the planet was discovered. (M 1171)

The discovery was credited (MPC 1171) to Beryl H. Potter {see planet (1729)}. Frank K. Edmondson {see planet (1761)}, however, stated that 'during the first years there were 10 or 12 persons involved in blinking the plates'. The discovery is therefore credited to Indiana University.

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