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Asteroid (11762) Vogel

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Hermann Carl Vogel (1841-1907) was a German astronomer and spectroscopist. He invented an early scheme to classify stellar spectra and confirmed the sun's rotation. He directed the Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory from 1882 to 1907.

Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.

Professor Vogel was elected an honorary member of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto on 1894-01-09. He wrote, “I beg you to accept my very best thanks for the communication you kindly made me in your letter.  The great honour The Astronomical and Physical Society is willing to afford me by a nomination to the Honourary Membership is to be estimated most highly and I shall be very glad to accept this honour.  I beg you to transmit my very best compliments to Mr. Carpmael.” His honorary membership was left off beginning in 1898.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

MPC 60729

6044 P-L
Disc. Date: 
van Houten, C.J. et al.
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