Friday, 22 August 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Friday August 22nd 2014

August 22nd 1852 the asteroid Fortuna discovered

August 22nd 1852 the asteroid Fortuna was discovered by J R Hind using a 7 inch Dollond refractor at the George Bishop observatory in Regent’s Park London.

 Fortuna is asteroid number 19 and is named after the Roman god of luck. Fortuna has a diameter of 225 km and is one of the larger asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. 

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