1982 TU. Discovered 1982 Oct. 13 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Thomas R. Widorn, for several decades an astronomer at the Vienna University

Observatory. Widorn is best known for his discovery of an inverse relationship between the geometric albedo and the rate of change of the optical polarization with solar phase angle, which led to improved estimates of the diameters of minor planets. (M 13177) Name suggested and citation provided by H. F. Haupt.

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