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(1551) Argelander

Reference work entry

1938 DC1. Discovered 1938 Feb. 24 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named in honor of F. W. A. Argelander (1799–1875), director of the ancient observatory of Turku (Abo), and later director of the Bonn Observatory, and author of the famous Bonner Durchmusterung. (M 2278) Argelander is also honored by a lunar crater.

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