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James Ferguson (astronomer)

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Asteroids discovered: 3
31 Euphrosyne September 1 1854
50 Virginia October 4 1857
60 Echo September 14 1860

James Ferguson (August 31 1797 - September 26 1867) was an American astronomer born in Scotland who made the first discovery of an asteroid in North America. The asteroid 1745 Ferguson was later named in his honour.

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