Doggett

Asteroid 6363, Doggett, was discovered on February 6, 1981 by Edward "Ted" Bowell at the Anderson Mesa unit of Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It has a period of 3 years, 168 days.

It was named for American astronomer LeRoy E. Doggett (1941-1996), who headed the nautical almanac office at the US Naval Observatory.

LeRoy Doggett


Although asteroid Doggett may have something to do astrologically with almanacs or calendars, its meaning seems to be (as is so often the case) onomatopoeic: to "dog it".



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