(1516) Henry

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1938 BG. Discovered 1938 Jan. 28 by A. Patry at Nice.

Named in memory of the brothers Paul Pierre Henry (1848–1905) and Prosper Matthieu Henry (1849–1903), who constructed several telescopes, including the 76-cm refractor at Nice and most of the Carte du Ciel telescopes. In the course of their program of mapping the ecliptic they each visually discovered seven minor planets. (M 4358)

Both brothers are also honored by lunar craters. Paul is honored by a crater on Mars.

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