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Asteroid (5035) Swift

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Named in memory of Lewis Swift (1820-1913), famous U.S. comet hunter. The first of his 13 discoveries, P/Swift-Tuttle (1862 III) {see planet (5036) for the co-discoverer}, parent of the Perseid meteors, is also the most famous. He discovered his last comet at the age of 79. Name suggested by I. Hasegawa.
 
At the meeting of 03-03-1903 the rules were suspended and on motion of G.E. Lumsden, seconded by A.F. Miller, Lewis Swift FRAS was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Swift thus had the honour of being the first Corresponding Fellow elected by the newly-dedicated Society.
 
Reference: MPC 19493
Name: 
Swift
Number: 
5035
Designation: 
1991 UX
Disc. Date: 
1991-10-18
Discoverer: 
Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H.
Disc. Place: 
Kushiro