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(1830) Pogson

Reference work entry

1968 HA. Discovered 1968 Apr. 17 by P. Wild at Zimmerwald.

Named in memory of Norman Robert Pogson (1829–1891), astronomer at Oxford and later at Madras, discoverer of eight minor planets, including (42) Isis and (67) Asia, and inventor of the astronomical magnitude scale. (M 4236)

Pogson is also honored by a lunar crater.

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