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(1274) Delportia

Reference work entry

1932 WC. Discovered 1932 Nov. 28 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named in honor of the discoverer, Eugène J. Delporte (1882–1955). He observed and discovered more than 60 minor planets at the Uccle Observatory where he was director from 1936 to 1947. (H 117)

Name proposed by G. Stracke.

Delporte is also honored by a lunar crater.

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