Lexell

1973 SV2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 22 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

St. Petersburg and for a short period Euler's {see planet (2002)} successor as professor of mathematics. He was the first to realize that the object discovered by Herschel {see planet (2000)} was a new planet. His name is also associated with comet 1770 I, for which he established the revolution period as less than six years. (M 4238)

Lexell is also honored by a lunar crater.

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