(1622) Chacornac

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1952 EA. Discovered 1952 Mar. 15 by A. Schmitt at Uccle.

Named in memory of Jean Chacornac (1823–1873), astronomer at Marseilles and later Paris, co-discoverer of (20) Massalia and discoverer of (25) Phocaea and five other minor planets. (M 4418)

Chacornac is also honored by a lunar crater.

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