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Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes

Robert Thorburn Ayton Innes, Scottish-born South African astronomer (Edinburgh 10 November 1861 – Surbiton, Surrey, England 13 March 1933)


Discovered 1628 binary stars, between them Proxima Centauri in 1915

Discovered Innes star

Presented the first convincing demonstration of the irregular rotation of the Earth (1918)

Introduced Thiele-Innes constants, orbital parameters for double stars


Innes lunar crater

Asteroid 1658 Innes

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