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(1361) Leuschneria

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1935 QA. Discovered 1935 Aug. 30 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named in honor of the American astronomer Armin Otto Leuschner (1868–1953), director of Students’ Observatory (now Leuschner Observatory), Berkeley, University of California. Leuschner worked extensively on celestial mechanics and is wellknown for his books Celestial Mechanics and The Minor Planets of the Hecuba Group. (H 123)

Named at the suggestion of S. Arend during his visit to Berkeley.

Leuschner is also honored by a lunar crater.

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