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(1118) Hanskya

Reference work entry

1927 QD. Discovered 1927 Aug. 29 by S. I. Belyavskij and N. Ivanov at Simeis. Independently discovered 1927 Aug. 30 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg and Sept. 17 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

The planet was named “zum Andenken an den vor 25 Jahren verstorbenen ersten Astronomen der Sternwarte Simeis, Alexis Hansky {1872–1908}, dessen Initiative diese Sternwarte ihre Entstehung verdankt.”” (RI 858)

Hansky is also honored by a lunar crater.

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