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Kostinsky (A921 VA )       CURRENT POSITION: 18 LIB 7         DISCOVERY POSITION: 22 TAU 3

Incl: 7.6418      Eccent: 0.2202007      Period: 7.94318727247 years      AU 3.9809171      Type: 0008

Discovery Chart
5.11.1921 23:08 Simeis 33e60 44n24 observations 1

Named in honor of Sergej Konstantinovich Kostinsky (1867–1936), one of the founders of astrophotography and photographical astrometry in Russia, a corresponding member of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences and a staff member of the Pulkovo Observatory. He made numerous determinations of stellar parallaxes and proper motions, studied star clusters and nebulae, as well as planets and their satellites. (M 10548)

Kostinsky is also honored by a lunar crater.


Discovered on 5-11-1921 in Simeis by Beljavskij, S.

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