Joseph-Jérôme le Français de Lalande
(July 11, 1732 - April 4, 1807)
Born in Bourge-en-Bresse,
died in Paris.
Lalande was honored by naming a Moon crater after him (4.4S, 8.6W, 24.0
km diameter, in 1935). Asteroid (9136) Lalande was discovered on May 13,
1971 by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld and T. Gehrels of
Palomar Observatory, provisionally designated 4886 T-1, and 1976 UW1 and
1991 RG21 on later independent findings.
- Kenneth Glyn Jones, 1991.
Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters. 2nd ed, Cambridge University Press,
- Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, 1827.
Histoire de l'Astronomie au dix-huitièmme siècle
[History of Astronomy in the Eighteenth Century].
Bachelier (Successor of Mme. Ve. Courcier), Paris.
P. xxxij, 547-621.
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