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Asteroid (7542) Johnpond

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John Pond (1767–1836), sixth Astronomer Royal, is famous for the introduction of then-modern transit instruments at Greenwich Observatory and for publishing a high-precision star catalogue. Pond received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.
 
Pond Inlet (Inuktitut: Mittimatalik, in English the place where Mitima is buried) is a small, predominantly Inuit community in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada and is located at the top of Baffin Island. As of the 2006 census the population was 1,315, an increase of 7.8% from the 2001 census making it the largest of the four hamlets above the 72nd parallel. Pond Inlet was named for Superintendant Pond in 1818 by explorer John Ross.
 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 
 
Reference: MPC 66724
Name: 
Johnpond
Number: 
7542
Designation: 
1953 GN
Disc. Date: 
1953-04-07
Discoverer: 
Reinmuth, K.
Disc. Place: 
Heidelberg