Lippincott, Sarah Lee (1920–)
Colleague of Peter van der Kamp at Sproul
Observatory who conducted astrometric
studies of nearby stars in the search for extrasolar
planets. She was involved in observations leading to the reported discovery
of several objects of sub-stellar mass, including a 0.08-solar-mass companion
to the red dwarf Ross 614 in 1955 and a
0.01-solar-mass companion to Lalande 21185
in 1960.1 These were not subsequently confirmed.
- Lippincott, S. L. "Astrometric Analysis of Lalande 21185," Astrophysical
Journal, 65, 445 (1960).