1978 PW2. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Boris Aleksandrovich Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov {1904-1994}, famous Soviet astrophysicist at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute for many decades. His scientific works cover a wide range of topics, including comets, variable stars, galaxies, nebulae and the history of astronomy. He is also well-known as an author of textbooks and popular books on astronomy. (M 9216)

Obituary published in Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 3, p. 36-40 (1994).

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