Edwin Foster Coddington

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Edwin Foster Coddington
BornJune 24, 1870
DiedDecember 21, 1950
NationalityAmerican
Known forCo-discovered Comet 1898 VII and three asteroids
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy, astrometry


Asteroids discovered: 3 [1]
439 Ohio October 13, 1898 MPC
440 Theodora October 13, 1898 MPC
445 Edna October 2, 1899 MPC

Edwin Foster Coddington (June 24, 1870 – December 21, 1950) was an American astronomer and discoverer of astronomical objects.[2]

He co-discovered the comet C/1898 L1 (Coddington-Pauly), also known by the older designation Comet 1898 VII. He also discovered 3 asteroids,[1] and the galaxy IC 2574 in Ursa Major, which later became known as "Coddington's Nebula".[3]

Coddington's Nebula (IC 2574) discovered by Coddington in 1898[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Edwin Foster Coddington. SPACETEC. Retrieved 8 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ IC 2574 / Coddington's Nebula Dwarf Irregular Galaxy in Ursa Major
  4. ^ "Faint Galaxy with Popping Pink Features". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 12 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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