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Asteroid (78431) Kemble

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Lucian Joseph Kemble (1922-1999) was a Franciscan Father ordained in 1953. Among his many talents, he was an avid amateur astronomer with a particular interest in deep-sky observing. In 1980, he drew attention to a chain of stars in the constellation of Camelopardalis that is now known as Kemble's Cascade.

Orbit type: Main Belt

Reference: MPC 54828

Name: 
Kemble
Number: 
78431
Designation: 
2002 QJ50
Disc. Date: 
2002-08-16
Discoverer: 
Lowe, A.
Disc. Place: 
Palomar