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(1492) Oppolzer

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1938 FL. Discovered 1938 Mar. 23 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named in honor of Hofrath Professor Theodor Ritter von Oppolzer (1841–1886), professor of astronomy in Vienna and author of the monumental Canon der Finsternisse. (M 2278)

Name suggested by Jean Meeus.

Oppolzer is also honored by a lunar crater.

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