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Karl Ludwig Hencke

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Karl Ludwig Hencke (8 April 1793 – 21 September 1866) was a German amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets. [1]

20 relations: Amateur astronomy, Asteroid, Drezdenko, Eunomia family, Johann Franz Encke, Kwidzyn, Lützen, Minor planet, Minor Planet Center, Nordisk familjebok, Paul Wild (Swiss astronomer), Project Runeberg, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, Springer Publishing, War of the Sixth Coalition, 2005 Hencke, 4 Vesta, 5 Astraea, 6 Hebe.

Amateur astronomy

Amateur astronomy is a hobby whose participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes.

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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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Drezdenko (Driesen) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Strzelce-Drezdenko County.

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Eunomia family

The Eunomia or Eunomian family is a large asteroid family of S-type asteroids named after the asteroid 15 Eunomia.

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Johann Franz Encke

Johann Franz Encke (23 September 1791 – 26 August 1865) was a German astronomer.

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Kwidzyn (Latin: Quedin; Marienwerder; Prussian: Kwēdina) is a town in northern Poland on the Liwa river in the Powiśle (right bank of Vistula) region, with 40,008 inhabitants (2004).

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is a town in the Burgenlandkreis district of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.

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Nordisk familjebok

Nordisk familjebok (Nordic Family Book) is a Swedish encyclopedia that was published in print form between 1876 and 1957, and that is now fully available in digital form via Project Runeberg at Linköping University.

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Paul Wild (Swiss astronomer)

Paul Wild (5 October 1925 – 2 July 2014) was a Swiss astronomer and director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, who discovered numerous comets, asteroids and supernovae.

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Project Runeberg

Project Runeberg (Swedish, Projekt Runeberg) is a digital cultural archive initiative that publishes free electronic versions of books significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries.

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Province of Brandenburg

The Province of Brandenburg (Provinz Brandenburg) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1815 to 1945, from 1871 within the German Reich.

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Prussia (Preußen) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centred on the region of Prussia.

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Springer Publishing

Springer Publishing is an American publishing company of academic journals and books, focusing on the fields of nursing, gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling, public health, and rehabilitation (neuropsychology).

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War of the Sixth Coalition

In the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 – May 1814), sometimes known in Germany as the War of Liberation, a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German states finally defeated France and drove Napoleon into exile on Elba.

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2005 Hencke

2005 Hencke, provisional designation, is a stony Eunomia asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 10 kilometers in diameter.

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4 Vesta

Vesta, minor-planet designation 4 Vesta, is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of.

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5 Astraea

5 Astraea is a large asteroid from the asteroid belt.

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6 Hebe

6 Hebe is a large main-belt asteroid, containing around half a percent of the mass of the belt.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ludwig_Hencke

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