(1648) Shajna

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1935 RF. Discovered 1935 Sept. 5 by P. F. Shajn at Simeis. Independently discovered 1935 Sept. 19 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.

The planet is named in honor of the two late Russian astronomers Mr. G. A. Shajn {1892–1956} and Mrs. P. F. Shajn {1894–1956} {see planet  (1190)}. (M 2117) G. A. Shajn is also honored by a lunar crater.

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