Asteroid 12 Victoria - Douglas, Isle of Man
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 54° 08.950 W 004° 28.765
30U E 403375 N 6001129
Quick Description: This statue of Queen Victoria is situated in an external alcove on the first floor of Queen Victoria House in Victoria Street, Douglas.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 4/13/2020 4:52:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM12ACE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
This statue of Queen Victoria is situated in an external alcove on the first floor of Queen Victoria House in Victoria Street, Douglas.

"The statue was carved by a firm of ships figure head carvers of Liverpool and placed in the niche by Mr. Doyle in his then newly constructed 'Victoria Bazaar."
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"Asteroid 12 Victoria
Victoria (minor planet designation: 12 Victoria) is a large main-belt asteroid.

It was discovered by J. R. Hind on September 13, 1850.
Victoria is officially named after the Roman goddess of victory, but the name also honours Queen Victoria.

The goddess Victoria (Nike for the Greeks) was the daughter of Styx by the Titan Pallas. The coincidence with the name of the then-reigning queen caused quite a controversy at the time, and B. A. Gould, editor of the prestigious Astronomical Journal, adopted the alternate name Clio (now used by 84 Klio), proposed by the discoverer. However, W. C. Bond, of the Harvard College Observatory, then the highest authority on astronomy in America, held that the mythological condition was fulfilled and the name therefore acceptable, and his opinion eventually prevailed.

The path of the Main Belt asteroid 12 Victoria
Radar and speckle interferometry observations show that the shape of Victoria is elongated, and it is suspected to be a binary asteroid, with a moon of irregular shape.

Victoria has only ever been observed to occult a star three times since its discovery." (visit link)
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Celestial Body: Asteroid

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