Asteroid (95824) Elger

Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger (1836–1897) was a British selenographer who was the first Director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association. His book The Moon (1895) is considered a classic lunar observing guide for the amateur astronomers of that time.

At the meeting of 1896-04-28 Mr. A. Elvins presented the Society a copy of the new map of the Moon by T. Gwyn Elger. The thanks of the Society were due to Mr. Elvins for this which would be of great service to the Lunar Section in the study of the Moon. At the meeting of 1896-07-07 Mr. T. Gwyn Elger was duly elected a corresponding member of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto.

Ref: MPC 96938
Orbit type: Main Belt 

Author: 
ebriggs
Name: 
Elger
Number: 
95824
Designation: 
2003 FP85
Disc. Date: 
2003-03-28
Discoverer: 
Catalina Sky Survey