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(1002) Olbersia

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Discovered 1923 Aug. 15 by V. A. Albitskij at Simeis.

Named in honor of Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758–1840) who was a physician in Bremen and a keen amateur astronomer. Olbers discovered (2) Pallas, (4) Vesta and six comets and was the author of the first method for computing cometary orbits. (H96)

Named by B. Asplind.

Olbers is also honored by a lunar crater.

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