(694) Ekard

Reference work entry

Discovered 1909 Nov. 7 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton. Independently discovered 1909 Nov. 9 by J. Helffrich at Heidelberg.

Named by the American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson {see planet  (1831)} and his wife while they were at the Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. They were the first to compute its orbit and the name is “Drake” spelled backwards. (H 70)

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