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(1552) Bessel

Reference work entry

1938 DE1. Discovered 1938 Feb. 24 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named in honor of the eminent German astronomer F. W. Bessel (1789–1846), who measured the first stellar parallax (61 Cyg). (M 2278)

Bessel is also honored by a lunar crater.

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