(1623) Vivian

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1948 PL. Discovered 1948 Aug. 9 by E. L. Johnson at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of the daughter of W. P. Hirst {see planet  (3172)}, who calculated the preliminary orbit for this and several other planets discovered by Johnson. (M 3569)

This name had previously been assigned to (1605) 1952 OH, until that planet was found to be identical with  (735) Marghanna {see MPC 1116, 1119}.

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