Joel Hastings Metcalf

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Asteroids discovered: 41
525 Adelaide October 21, 1908
581 Tauntonia December 24, 1905
599 Luisa April 25, 1906
600 Musa June 14, 1906
602 Marianna February 16, 1906
603 Timandra February 16, 1906
604 Tekmessa February 16, 1906
611 Valeria September 24, 1906
620 Drakonia October 26, 1906
622 Esther November 13, 1906
636 Erika February 8, 1907
637 Chrysothemis March 11, 1907
638 Moira May 5, 1907
645 Agrippina September 13, 1907
653 Berenike November 27, 1907
655 Briseïs November 4, 1907
660 Crescentia January 8, 1908
661 Cloelia February 22, 1908
662 Newtonia March 30, 1908
673 Edda September 20, 1908
675 Ludmilla August 30, 1908
690 Wratislavia October 16, 1909
691 Lehigh December 11, 1909
694 Ekard November 7, 1909
695 Bella November 7, 1909
696 Leonora January 10, 1910
726 Joëlla November 22, 1911
729 Watsonia February 9, 1912
736 Harvard November 16, 1912
737 Arequipa December 7, 1912
739 Mandeville February 7, 1913
740 Cantabia February 10, 1913
741 Botolphia February 10, 1913
747 Winchester March 7, 1913
755 Quintilla April 6, 1908
756 Lilliana April 26, 1908
757 Portlandia September 30, 1908
767 Bondia September 23, 1913
784 Pickeringia March 20, 1914
792 Metcalfia March 20, 1907
1345 Potomac February 4, 1908

Joel Hastings Metcalf (January 4, 1866–February 23, 1925) was an American astronomer.[1]

Metcalf graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1892. He served as a Unitarian minister in Burlington, Vermont and in Taunton, Massachusetts, Winchester, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.

He discovered or co-discovered several comets, including 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf and 97P/Metcalf-Brewington, and also a number of asteroids. Asteroid 792 Metcalfia is named in his honor.

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  1. ^ S.I. Bailey: Joel Hastings Metcalf. Popular Astronomy, Vol. 33 (1925), p. 493

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