Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday August 13th 2014

13th August 1847 discovery of 7th Asteroid Iris


The seventh asteroid to be discovered was called Iris and was found by the English astronomer John Russell Hind from an observatory in Regent’s Park, London on August 13th 1847. It was Hind’s first of his ten asteroid discoveries.

Iris is indicated by the arrow.

Iris was named after the rainbow goddess Iris in Greek mythology.

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