(1586) Thiele

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1939 CJ. Discovered 1939 Feb. 13 by A. A. Wachmann at Bergedorf.

Named in memory of Thorvald Nicolai Thiele (1838–1910), sometime director of the Copenhagen Observatory, who worked on theoretical celestial mechanics. His son Holger Thiele, the discoverer of comet 1906 VII, later observed minor planets at Bergedorf and subsequently moved to Leuschner Observatory in California. (M 4236)

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