Tombaugh

1931 FH. Discovered 1931 Mar. 24 by C. W. Tombaugh at Flagstaff.

Named by the Lowell Observatory for Clyde W. Tombaugh {1906-1997}, the discoverer of Pluto, on the occasion of a symposium on Pluto, held on the fiftieth anniversary of its discovery, 1980 Feb. 18. Tombaugh marked, during the course of his blink examination, over 4000 minor planets on plates obtained with the 0.33-m photographic telescope during the trans-Saturnian search program at the Lowell Observatory. (M 5280)

Obituaries published in Zenit, Jaarg. 24, Nr. 7/8, p. 310-311 (1997); Nature, Vol. 385, No. 6619, p. 778 (1997); Icarus, Vol. 127, No. 1, p. V (1997); Astronomy, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 28, 30 (1997); Sidereal Times, Vol. 47, No. 4, p. 12 (1997); Mon. Notes Astron. S. Afr., Vol. 56, No. 3-4, p. 20 (1997); Planet. Rep., Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 14 (1997); Phys. Today, Vol. 50, No. 7, p. 77 (1997); Orion, Jahrg. 55, Nr. 282, p. 7 (1997); G. Astron., Vol. 23, N. 1, p. 55-56 (1997); Astron. Geophys., Vol. 38, Issue 2, p. 38 (1997); J. R. Astron. Soc. Canada, Vol. 91, No. 2, p. 91-92 (1997); Sky Telesc., Vol. 93, No. 4, p. 102-103 (1997).

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