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Asteroid (8875) Fernie

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Named in honour of J. Donald Fernie (b. 1933-), professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Toronto and former director of the David Dunlap Observatory. Fernie is known for his work on variable stars, galactic structure, photoelectric photometry, and the history of astronomy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 41936

Name: 
Fernie
Number: 
8875
Designation: 
1992 UP10
Disc. Date: 
1992-10-22
Discoverer: 
Bowell, E.
Disc. Place: 
Palomar